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Counting Species: Biodiversity in Global Environmental Politics

Rafi Youatt


Three decades of biodiversity governance have largely failed to stop the ongoing environmental crisis of global species loss. Yet that governance has resulted in undeniably important political outcomes. In Counting Species, Rafi Youatt argues that the understanding of global biodiversity has produced a distinct vision and politics of nature, one that is bound up with ideas about species, norms of efficiency, and apolitical forms of technical management. Since its inception in the 1980s, biodiversity’s political power has also hinged on its affiliation with a series of political concepts. Biodi ... More

Keywords: Environmental politics, Biodiversity, Agency, Governance, Biopolitics, Heritage, Rewilding

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816694112
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816694112.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rafi Youatt, author
Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, New School for Social Research