© 2001

The Political Economy of Nature

Environmental Debates and the Social Sciences


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Echoes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert Boardman
      Pages 3-12
    3. Robert Boardman
      Pages 13-32
  3. Differences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Robert Boardman
      Pages 35-53
    3. Robert Boardman
      Pages 54-75
    4. Robert Boardman
      Pages 76-97
    5. Robert Boardman
      Pages 98-118
    6. Robert Boardman
      Pages 119-139
  4. Wefts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Robert Boardman
      Pages 143-174
    3. Robert Boardman
      Pages 175-181
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 182-206

About this book


The Political Economy of Nature draws extensively on current insights from sociology, ecology, economics and earth science. Robert Boardman pools these diverse resources to argue that the investigation of environmental issues raises complex theoretical questions which can only be answered through more sustained links between the natural and social sciences. With global issues becoming an increasingly vital part of environmental debates, Boardman shows how understanding of ecological problems can be increased in both International Relations and International Political Economy.


ecology economics economy environment international relations political economy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dalhousie UniversityNova ScotiaCanada

About the authors

ROBERT BOARDMAN is McCulloch Professor of Political Science at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. His publications include Post-Socialist World Orders: Russia, China and the UN System; Politics of the Wild: Endangered Species in Canada, edited with Karen Beazley and Canadian Environmental Policy, 2nd edition, edited with Debora VanNijnatten.

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"...Boardman provides illuminating insights on the natural/social science transdiciplinary academic enterprise..." - Environment