Grabbing ‘Green’: Questioning the Green Economy

Nov 7th, 2012

D. Bavington

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Grabbing ‘Green’: Questioning the Green Economy

Students and faculty are encouraged to submit abstracts to Grabbing ‘Green’: Questioning the Green Economy, a conference that will be held at the University of Toronto May 17-19, 2013. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to Wednesday, November 21.

This conference will explore themes related to “The Green Economy”, such as international environmental governance and environmental management and conservation. Suggested topics listed in the call include (but are not limited to):

  • Accumulation by dispossession, property regimes, and "new" enclosures
  • The role of institutions in the production of “The Green Economy”
  • Alignment and articulation in environmental governance
  • Spatial variations in market relations    
  • Scales of environmental governance and biodiversity conservation
  • Configurations of Transnational Institutional Space
  • The green economy and spectacular consumption
  • Points of friction in the circulation and implementation of market mechanisms
  • Strategies and practices of organizational alignment
  • Practices of institutional enrollment and capture
  • New conceptualizations of property and waste
  • Financialization and performativity in producing markets for nature.
  • The production of metrological regimes for ‘natural capital’.

The full call for papers can be found here.

For more information, please check the conference blog or Facebook page.