Journal article

Green governmentality and swidden decline on Palawan Island

Wolfram Dressler

Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers | WILEY | Published : 2014


Environmental governance initiatives increasingly extend to the rural Philippines as 'devolved' programmes that progress livelihood change, differentiation and market-based investments. This paper examines how the origins, rise and consequences of environmental governance initiatives in Palawan Island, the Philippines, facilitate forms of governmentality that intersect with, and rearticulate through, the local political economy to influence swidden-based livelihoods, social relations and landscape composition. Drawing on recent scholarship, I describe how the rise and substance of this governance agenda manifests spatially as a form of discursive green governmentality. I argue that this scal..

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