Advanced search
1 file | 489.40 KB Add to list

Pluralising political forests : unpacking 'the state' by tracing Virunga's Charcoal Chain

(2020) ANTIPODE. 52(4). p.996-1017
Author
Organization
Abstract
Peering through the lens of illegal charcoal production in the forested areasof Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, this paper makes a case for disaggregating the notion of“the state”to better capture “the political” in contemporary political forests. It argues that to identify the fluctuating importance of different dimensions of “stateness”, it is crucial to acknowledge the polymorphous socio-spatial relations that produce political forests. Thus, we draw on the notions of territory, place, scale and network (TPSN) to examine how “stateness” in Virunga has transformed under the particularisation, transnationalisation, and regionalisation of authority. This approach allows us to show how these processes do not only stem from neoliberalisation, but are also driven by, inter alia, regional warfare and non-state militarisation. The resulting complexity of the regulatory landscape turns Virunga into a space marked by a plurality of partly overlapping and partly conflicting political forests.
Keywords
Earth-Surface Processes, Geography, Planning and Development, political forests, natural resources, TPSN framework, the state, neoliberalisation, Democratic Republic of the Congo, GREEN MILITARIZATION, NATIONAL-PARK, CONSERVATION, WORLD, TERRITORIALIZATION, NEOLIBERALISM, GEOGRAPHIES, CONFLICT, MILITARY, ACCESS

Downloads

  • (...).pdf
    • full text (Published version)
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 489.40 KB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

MLA
Marijnen, Esther, and Judith Verweijen. “Pluralising Political Forests : Unpacking ‘the State’ by Tracing Virunga’s Charcoal Chain.” ANTIPODE, vol. 52, no. 4, 2020, pp. 996–1017, doi:10.1111/anti.12492.
APA
Marijnen, E., & Verweijen, J. (2020). Pluralising political forests : unpacking “the state” by tracing Virunga’s Charcoal Chain. ANTIPODE, 52(4), 996–1017. https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12492
Chicago author-date
Marijnen, Esther, and Judith Verweijen. 2020. “Pluralising Political Forests : Unpacking ‘the State’ by Tracing Virunga’s Charcoal Chain.” ANTIPODE 52 (4): 996–1017. https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12492.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
Marijnen, Esther, and Judith Verweijen. 2020. “Pluralising Political Forests : Unpacking ‘the State’ by Tracing Virunga’s Charcoal Chain.” ANTIPODE 52 (4): 996–1017. doi:10.1111/anti.12492.
Vancouver
1.
Marijnen E, Verweijen J. Pluralising political forests : unpacking “the state” by tracing Virunga’s Charcoal Chain. ANTIPODE. 2020;52(4):996–1017.
IEEE
[1]
E. Marijnen and J. Verweijen, “Pluralising political forests : unpacking ‘the state’ by tracing Virunga’s Charcoal Chain,” ANTIPODE, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 996–1017, 2020.
@article{8599574,
  abstract     = {Peering through the lens of illegal charcoal production in the forested areasof Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, this paper makes a case for disaggregating the notion of“the state”to better capture “the political” in contemporary political forests. It argues that to identify the fluctuating importance of different dimensions of “stateness”, it is crucial to acknowledge the polymorphous socio-spatial relations that produce political forests. Thus, we draw on the notions of territory, place, scale and network (TPSN) to examine how “stateness” in Virunga has transformed under the particularisation, transnationalisation, and regionalisation of authority. This approach allows us to show how these processes do not only stem from neoliberalisation, but are also driven by, inter alia, regional warfare and non-state militarisation. The resulting complexity of the regulatory landscape turns Virunga into a space marked by a plurality of partly overlapping and partly conflicting political forests.},
  author       = {Marijnen, Esther and Verweijen, Judith},
  issn         = {0066-4812},
  journal      = {ANTIPODE},
  keywords     = {Earth-Surface Processes,Geography,Planning and Development,political forests,natural resources,TPSN framework,the state,neoliberalisation,Democratic Republic of the Congo,GREEN MILITARIZATION,NATIONAL-PARK,CONSERVATION,WORLD,TERRITORIALIZATION,NEOLIBERALISM,GEOGRAPHIES,CONFLICT,MILITARY,ACCESS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {996--1017},
  title        = {Pluralising political forests : unpacking 'the state' by tracing Virunga's Charcoal Chain},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anti.12492},
  volume       = {52},
  year         = {2020},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: