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How should we think about politics in a world where ecological problems - from the deforestation of the Amazon to acid rain - transcend national boundaries? This is the timely and important question addressed by Thom Kuehls in Beyond Sovereign Territory. Contending that the sovereign territorial state is not adequate to contain or describe the boundaries of ecopolitics, the author reorients our thinking about government, nature, and politics. Kuehls argues that changes in technology and the scope of governmental aims have rendered conventional ecological and internationalist aims anachronistic - and ultimately ineffective - in the face of impending environmental collapse. He questions the process by which land is transformed into an object of sovereignty - into "territory" - demonstrating how representations of political space that are premised on territorial sovereignty fail to come to terms with much of what is involved in ecopolitics. Ultimately, Kuehls critiques an orientation that privileges a certain utilitarian relationship between humans and nonhuman nature, one in which the earth is largely interpreted as given to humans. Deeply humanistic and challenging conventional wisdom, Beyond Sovereign Territory will be of interest to readers of environmental politics, geography, international politics, and political theory.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-164) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816624683
Author:
Kuehls, Thom
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Location:
Minneapolis :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Sovereignty
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
General Political Science
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Barrows Lectures
Series Volume:
v. 4
Publication Date:
19960231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 5.88 x 0.4 in

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