Capitalism, nature, development

I have been working on various aspects of global capitalism and its relationship to nature and development from the standpoint of political economy and political ecology. For instance, I have written on the idea of 'leaving oil in the soil' in the Yasuni National Park in Ecuador (which is now being expanded into a book manuscript to be published by OUP), structural transformation of the Chinese economy, and how neoliberalism potentially distorts environmental policies.


I am currently developing a new research project that ties together my interests in this area. It will explore the utility of the concept of class (especially in light of the literature on intersectionality) for our understanding of contemporary politics of climate change.


Recent publication:

Arsel, M. and A. Dasgupta (2015) “Critique, rediscovery and revival in development studies.” Development and Change 46(4): 644-665.