Southern Green Criminology: A Science to End Ecological Discrimination

David Rodríguez Goyes
University of Oslo, Norway

Product Details
10 Oct 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
168 pages - 152 x 229mm
Perspectives on Crime, Law and Justice in the Global South
The pressing nature of environmental threats, such as: climate change, land-grabbing, biopiracy, animal exploitation and human environmental victimisation, are pushing the entire world to seek alternatives to prevent environmental damage in every corner of the globe. Southern Green Criminology focuses on the threat the western world poses to the rest of the globe, and how Western imposed ideas of progress are damaging the planet, especially the southern hemisphere.

In the past five years, the attention of green criminologists has been directed at the Global South as the geographical site that experiences the severest consequences of harmful environmental practices. Such criminological direction is aimed at combating the environmental harms that affect the geographical and the metaphorical Souths. The main topic of this book is the conflicts that arise in the interaction between human beings and our natural environment, seen from a Southern perspective with a focus on the victimisation of the South.  

This book is simultaneously a scientific and a political endeavour, and will prove invaluable to students, researchers and environmental enthusiasts alike.
Part I: Theoretical Pillars of a Southern Science to End Ecological Discrimination  
1. Introduction to a Southern Green Criminology 
2. Ecological Discrimination, a Science to End Discrimination, and the Science of the Discriminated Against 
3. The Two Major Philosophies 
4. Green Activist Criminology 
5. Green and Southern Criminologies before Green and Southern Criminologies Existed 
6. A Stereoscope of Ecological Discrimination  
Part II. Empirical and Applied Southern Contributions to End Ecological Discrimination 
7. Small Voices for the Biggest Question 
8. Discourses and Practices in Land-Grabbing 
9. The Ever-Increasing Spiral of Biopiracy 
10. The Disturbance of the Human-Nonhuman Continuum 
11. The Monopolisation of Humans and Their Resistance 
12. A Seedbed of Southern Green Criminology
David Rodríguez Goyes is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oslo, Norway. He holds a PhD in criminology from the University of Oslo, Norway. He is a lawyer by training, with postgraduate studies in criminal law and a masters in sociology. His main field of research is green criminology, with a focus on biopiracy. His greatest contribution to the field is in the development of a Southern Green Criminology.

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