(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Panther politics: neoliberalizing nature in Southwest Florida

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Political Science, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, ETATS-UNIS


This article analyses the tensions emerging between the proponents celebrating self-management by place-based communities drawing on local knowledge and those favouring the control by central governments and powerful environmental groups. It explores these tensions through a case study of voluntary and collaborative approaches (specifically, transfer of development rights and habitat conservation planning) in exurban Collier County in southwest Florida. It argues that is more useful to focus on the neoliberalization of nature than on the valorization of local knowledge and control, because the discourse of local knowledge and livelihoods aligns with the (anti-environmental) interests of locally powerful actors.


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 45, no10 [pp. 2323-2343]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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