This chapter argues that natural assets have not been given sufficient attention in a range of literatures dealing with assets, poverty and justice, and social policy. It critiques a principled justification for ecological modernisation by proposing that intrinsic value should be at the heart of social thinking and reforms. This then inspires the first elements of an ecosocial account via a discussion of de/commodification, alienation and exclusion. This account argues that we lack sufficient control over socioeconomic resources and adequate synergies between socioeconomic and natural resources; it proposes both the socialisation of natural resources but also the ‘re-naturing’ of economic and social relations. The chapter closes by offering a preliminary definition of ecosocial poverty.
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