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The Land-Crisis Nexus: Commodification of Nature as a Means of Crisis Management

  With all frontiers now closed, we might ask if the capitalist world-economy today confronts a situation at all similar to that faced by feudalism some seven centuries earlier. Like feudalism, capitalism appears to be approaching the limits to growth … Continue reading

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“Bouncing Back” to Poverty: Exploring the Meaning of Resilience in a Time of Capitalist Crisis

It is no coincidence that an entire ‘cottage industry on resilient cities’ has emerged at a time of global austerity—a needless and wicked political and corporate assault on the poor that needs to be captured as a crisis per se, … Continue reading

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