[Iag-list] CFP - NZGS/IAG Auckland 2018: Nature conservation and market-based instruments

Benjamin Cooke ben.cooke at rmit.edu.au
Tue Mar 13 10:25:29 AEDT 2018

Hi Folks,

*Call for Papers*: Joint NZGS/IAG Conference 2018, July 11-14, University
of Auckland

*Session title: *Nature conservation and market-based instruments: from
neoliberal monolith to everyday enactment

*Convenor: *Benjamin Cooke (RMIT University)

*Sponsoring study group*: Environmental Sustainability-Hazards Risk and

The use of market-based instruments (MBIs) to incentivise nature
conservation has become an entrenched governance approach. While there is a
strong geography/political ecology literature critiquing neoliberal
environmental governance at a conceptual level, this session is interested
in unpacking the ways that MBIs in particular are only ever partial in
their capturing of human-environment relations. Indeed, individuals,
communities and even more-than-humans are co-opting and re-imagining the
logics underpinning MBIs for collective and reciprocal ends, in ways that
challenge assumptions about neoliberal hegemony. The tensions,
opportunities and uncertainties that exist around the entanglements of MBI
theory and practice for nature conservation may reveal new ways forward for
both exploiting and resisting neoliberal conservation. Papers in this
session are welcome to explore a range of related themes, but may wish to

   - Why MBIs are failing to entrain all human-environment relations to
   - How communities are exploiting the gaps in market logic inherent in
   creative ways
   - How more-than-humans are being enrolled in MBIs and how the agency or
   affordances of species/ecological assemblages might help to challenge
   market logics
   - The role of institutions, policies, histories, land use/landscapes in
   shaping the translation of MBIs into practice

Any queries or to submit an abstract of ~250 words email
ben.cooke at rmit.edu.au by March 31st.


Dr Benjamin Cooke

Sustainability and Urban Planning
Centre for Urban Research
School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
RMIT University

Ph: +61 3 9925 9943
Twitter: @cooke_ben12
Office: 8.7.34

I acknowledge the people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional owners of
the lands on which I live and work, respectfully recognising Elders past,
present and future.

*Some recent stuff:*
Cooke, B. and Corbo-Perkins, G. (2018). Co-opting and resisting
market-based instruments for private land conservation
<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264837717307925>. *Land
Use Policy, *70: 172-181.

Selinske, M. J., B. Cooke, N. Torabi, M. J. Hardy, A. T. Knight, and S. A.
Bekessy. (2017). Locating financial incentives among diverse motivations
for long-term private land conservation.
<https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol22/iss2/art7/> *Ecology and Society*

Cooke, B. (2017). The co-presence of past and future in the practice of
environmental management: implications for rural-amenity landscapes
In, *Nature, temporality and environmental management: Scandinavian and
Australian perspectives on peoples and landscapes*
Lesley Head, Katarina Saltzman, Gunhild Setten, Marie Stenseke (eds). New
York: Routledge. 77-93.

Bosomworth, K., Cooke, B. & Coffey, B. (2017). Uncertain landscapes and
regional futures: considering the implications for place, participation and
NRM policy under climate change.
Journal of Regional Studies* 23(3): 344-357.
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