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Enforcing Ecocide

Power, Policing & Planetary Militarization

Palgrave Macmillan
  • A unique analysis of policing as a central driver of climate change and ecocide

  • Offers a novel, case study-based approach to this important topic

  • An invaluable reference for researchers interested in the links between environmental conflict and policing

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction: Enforcing Ecological Destruction

    • Alexander Dunlap, Andrea Brock
    Pages 1-34
  3. Looking Forward

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 305-305
    2. Demilitarize for a Just Transition

      • Matthew J. Burke, Nina L. Smolyar
      Pages 307-329
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 331-336

About this book

Policing and ecological crises – and all the inequalities, discrimination, and violence they entail – are pressing contemporary problems. Ecological degradation, biodiversity loss, and climate change threaten local communities and ecosystems, and, cumulatively, the planet as a whole. Police brutality, wars, paramilitarism, private security operations, and securitization more widely impact people – especially people of colour – and habitats. This edited collection explores their relationship, and investigates the numerous ways in which police, security, and military forces intersect with, reinforce, and facilitate ecological and climate catastrophe. Employing a case study-based approach, the book examines the relationships and entanglements between policing and ecosystems, revealing the intimate connection between political violence and ecological degradation.

Alexander Dunlap is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo. His work has critically examined police-military transformations, market-based conservation, wind energy development and extractive projects more generally in both Latin America and Europe. He is the author of two books: Renewing Destruction: Wind Energy Development, Conflict and Resistance in a Latin American Context (2019, Rowman & Littlefield) and The Violent Technologies of Extraction (2020, Palgrave). 

Andrea Brock is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Centre for Global Political Economy and STEPS Centre at the University of Sussex. Her work examines a wide range of techniques and technologies to manage anti-extractive projects, including criminalisation and co-option of dissent and greenwashing. She is interested in political ecologies of mining, corporate power, and statism. 

Keywords

  • ecocide
  • climate justice
  • environmental activism
  • climate activism
  • extractivism
  • climate security
  • greenwashing
  • climate change
  • ecological oppression
  • conservation
  • national parks
  • Ecological Terror
  • Ecological Degradation

Editors and Affiliations

  • Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

    Alexander Dunlap

  • Department of International Relations, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

    Andrea Brock

About the editors

Alexander Dunlap is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo. His work has critically examined police-military transformations, market-based conservation, wind energy development and extractive projects more generally in both Latin America and Europe. He is the author of two books: Renewing Destruction: Wind Energy Development, Conflict and Resistance in a Latin American Context (2019, Rowman & Littlefield) and The Violent Technologies of Extraction (2020, Palgrave). 

Andrea Brock is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Centre for Global Political Economy and STEPS Centre at the University of Sussex. Her work examines a wide range of techniques and technologies to manage anti-extractive projects, including criminalisation and co-option of dissent and greenwashing. She is interested in political ecologies of mining, corporate power, and statism. 


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Enforcing Ecocide

  • Book Subtitle: Power, Policing & Planetary Militarization

  • Editors: Alexander Dunlap, Andrea Brock

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-99646-8

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-99645-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-99646-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 336

  • Number of Illustrations: 13 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Environmental Social Sciences, Human Geography, Integrated Geography, Environmental Law, Development Studies

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-99646-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)