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Working on depoliticization.
The importance of visionary planning has increased in urban and regional contexts as the production of visions has become a central tool in, for example, the management of city-regional growth through future-oriented governance. Thus, visions have become important terrains of political struggle and influence. This article analyses visionary plannin...
The forest bioeconomy in Finland has emerged as a project that seeks to resolve emergent contradictions in the capitalist ecological regime and to reconfigure spatial, temporal, and economic relations. The bioeconomy rose to public consciousness during the 2010s, especially after its adoption as one of the spearhead projects of the 2015–2019 center...
Depoliticization has emerged as a key concept in analyzing the changing political dynamics of capitalist democracies. Yet, the concept of public interest has been relatively absent in depoliticization literature. This article argues for a more systematic inclusion of public interest politics in scrutinizing de- and repoliticization. The argument is...
In Finland, forest carbon sequestration, biodiversity, and the overall state of forest ecologies are in decline. Simultaneously, the material demands of the forest industry are rising while the profitability of the industry is falling. We analyze these compounding crises in forest ecologies and forest economies through the tendency of pulp capitali...
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Smaje, ChrisA Small Farm Future: Making the Case for a Society Built Around Local Economies, Self-Provisioning, Agricultural Diversity and a Shared Earth. Chelsea Green Publishing: London, 2020. (311 s.)
Today humanity faces its past as systemic inertia. To deal with the ecological crisis and the ‘warming condition’ is to deal with history in the present. The carbon legacy of dead generations weighs heavy on the minds as well as the bodies of the living. There is an undeniably material quality to a storm, a rising sea and a burning forest as the re...
The condition of anthropogenic climate change has ignited a fervent search for new alternatives across different political spectrums. A consensus of tackling climate change is strong within contemporary left politics, but what that 'tackling' means has been subject to different interpretations and visions. Is the problem lim-itless economic growth,...
We examine forest extractivism and forest politics through the concept of pulp capitalism.
depoliticization; public interest; regional policy and politics; political economy; knowledge-intensive capitalism; territorial restructuring; visionary planning; historical materialism; state theory