Theory of regulation and political ecology. An inevitable separation?

Joachim Becker, Werner G. Raza

Publication: Working/Discussion PaperWU Working Paper


Departing from a critique of the concept of Political Ecology of Alain Lipietz for its failure to integrate Political Ecology and the Theory of Regulation, we present a possible way of integrating the two approaches via the formulation of a sixth structural form: the social relation towards nature or ecological constraint. Finally, we illustrate the usefulness of this category by applying it to an analysis of the recent developments in the biotechnology industry. (author's abstract)
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherInstitut für Wirtschaftsgeographie, Abt. Stadt- und Regionalentwicklung, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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NameSRE - Discussion Papers

WU Working Paper Series

  • SRE - Discussion Papers

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