Consuming landscapes: Towards a political ecology of resource appropriation

Franks, Daniel M. (2007). Consuming landscapes: Towards a political ecology of resource appropriation PhD Thesis, Griffith School of the Environment, Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University.


Author Franks, Daniel M.
Thesis Title Consuming landscapes: Towards a political ecology of resource appropriation
School, Centre or Institute Griffith School of the Environment, Centre for Governance and Public Policy
Institution Griffith University
Publication date 2007-10
Thesis type PhD Thesis
Supervisor Michael Howes
Giorel Curran
Language eng
Subjects 260000 Earth Sciences
360100 Political Science
L
750700 International Relations
9403 International Relations
160605 Environmental Politics
Abstract/Summary In this thesis I develop a political-ecological model of Resource Appropriation called Landscape Consumption. Resource Appropriation, the intentional taking by a social group(s) from one society of the resources of another sovereign political society without consent, is a pervasive and persistent social phenomenon. Resource Appropriation may manifest between states, nations, corporations or other forms of social organisation and may range from the direct looting of resources, occupation of land and colonialism, to the enforcement of disadvantageous economic, political and trading relationships. Consistent with the field of Political Ecology this thesis attempts to account for the broader environmental and social transformations that accompany Resource Appropriation and the underlying political and economic processes. In doing so the thesis contributes to the growing collection of literature that explores the relationship between natural resource development and social and ecological transformation.
Keyword Ecology and the environment
Mining
Resource appropriation
Additional Notes Available online via Australian Digital Thesis Program

 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 153 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Fri, 17 Apr 2009, 14:59:31 EST by Dr Daniel Franks on behalf of Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining