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Introduction

  • Vincenzo Pavone
  • Joanna Goven
Chapter

Abstract

What is the bioeconomy? How did the concept arise, and how is it being deployed? How should the concept, and the phenomena it signifies, be analyzed? This chapter introduces the concept of the bioeconomy and surveys current scholarship engaging with it. It outlines the contribution of this book toward understanding “the bioeconomy”, or particular bioeconomies, as sites of, and instruments for, institutional transformation; as processes for the creation, appropriation, and distribution of value; as sites of power and struggle; and as the generation and harnessing of both relations of care and relations of inequality.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincenzo Pavone
    • 1
  • Joanna Goven
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP)Consejo Superior Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)MadridSpain
  2. 2.Kukupa ResearchPigeon BayNew Zealand

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