Rafi Youatt, Assistant Professor of Politics, published, Counting Species, this year with University of Minnesota Press.
How has the idea of biodiversity reconstructed political realities?
Three decades of biodiversity governance have largely failed to stop the ongoing crisis of global species loss. Yet that governance has resulted in undeniably important political outcomes. In Counting Species, Rafi Youatt argues that the understanding of global biodiversity has produced a distinct vision and politics of nature, one that is bound up with ideas about species, norms of efficiency, and apolitical forms of technical management.
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