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Climate change and povertyA new agenda for developed nations$
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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

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Chapter:
(p.57) Three Spaces
Source:
Climate change and poverty
Author(s):

Tony Fitzpatrick

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300878.003.0004

If socionatural resources are at the heart of any understanding of ecosocial poverty then we need to understand two dimensions: space and time. Since those resources occupy space and since space is itself a resource this chapter looks at the spatial dimensions of poverty by exploring two subjects – social policy, environmental sociology. Given the interdependencies of society and nature, therefore, we need to devise resilient shock-absorbers. Ecospatial deprivation is defined in terms of various categories and indicators: quantity, mobility, value, control, sharing and caring. The chapter ends with another iteration of what ecosocial poverty can be taken to mean.

Keywords:   space, resources, interdependencies, deprivation indicators

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