Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Climate change and povertyA new agenda for developed nations$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Tony Fitzpatrick

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300878

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300878.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Resources

Resources

Chapter:
(p.37) Two Resources
Source:
Climate change and poverty
Author(s):

Tony Fitzpatrick

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300878.003.0003

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.

Keywords:   resources, assets, ecological modernisation, poverty and exclusion

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.