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The New Carbon Economy. Constitution, Governance and Contestation. Edition No. 1. Antipode Book Series

  • ID: 2249168
  • Book
  • February 2012
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The New Carbon Economy provides a critical understanding of the carbon economy. It offers key insights into the constitution, governance and effects of the carbon economy, across a variety of geographical settings.
  • Examines different dimensions of the carbon economy from a range of disciplinary angles in a diversity of settings
  • Provides ways for researchers to subject claims of newness and uniqueness to critical scrutiny
  • Historicizes claims of the 'newness' of the carbon economy
  • Covers a range of geographical settings including Europe, the US and Central America
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List of Contributors vii

1 The “New” Carbon Economy: What’s New?
Emily Boyd, Maxwell Boykoff and Peter Newell 1

2 The Matter of Carbon: Understanding the Materiality of tCO2e in Carbon Offsets
Adam G. Bumpus 13

3 Making Markets Out of Thin Air: A Case of Capital Involution
María Gutíerrez 41

4 Between Desire and Routine: Assembling Environment and Finance in Carbon Markets
Philippe Descheneau and Matthew Paterson 65

5 Ecological Modernisation and the Governance of Carbon: A Critical Analysis
Ian Bailey, Andy Gouldson and Peter Newell 85

6 Accounting for Carbon: The Role of Accounting Professional Organisations in Governing Climate Change
Heather Lovell and Donald MacKenzie 107

7 Realizing Carbon’s Value: Discourse and Calculation in the Production of Carbon Forestry Offsets in Costa Rica
David M. Lansing 135

8 Resisting and Reconciling Big Wind: Middle Landscape Politics in the New American West
Roopali Phadke 159

Index 183

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Pete Newell University of East Anglia, UK.

Max Boykoff University of Colorado, USA.

Emily Boyd University of Leeds, UK.
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