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Mads Barbesgaard

Mads Barbesgaard

Senior Lecturer

Mads Barbesgaard

Blue growth : savior or ocean grabbing?

Author

  • Mads Barbesgaard

Summary, in English

While the global rush to control land resources is well established, ‘power-grabs’ in relation to marine and coastal resources are less well researched. Under the banner of ‘blue growth’, such power-grabs are taking shape through global policy processes that purportedly align the needs of the poor with profit interests and climate change concerns. This contribution critically interrogates these policy proposals and situates them within broader neoliberalization of nature debates. It is argued that the policy proposals fail on their own terms and are a form of ‘antipolitics’ that precludes more radical visions of addressing environmental and climate change issues. In an attempt to challenge this, small-scale fishers’ movements are increasingly framing their opposition in terms of the broader struggle for ‘food sovereignty’.

Department/s

  • Department of Human Geography

Publishing year

2018-01-02

Language

English

Pages

130-149

Publication/Series

Journal of Peasant Studies

Volume

45

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Frank Cass Publishers

Topic

  • Economic Geography

Keywords

  • anti-politics
  • blue growth
  • food sovereignty
  • natural capital
  • ocean grabbing

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0306-6150