Eco Global Crimes

- Contemporary Problems and Future Challenges


Building on knowledge within the fields of green and eco-global criminology, this book uses empirical and theoretical arguments to discuss the multi-dimensional character of eco-global crime.

It provides an overview of eco-global crimes and discusses them from a justice perspective. The persistence of animal abuse and speciesism are also examined together with policies aimed at controlling the natural world and plant species. Pollution by large corporations, rights of indigenous peoples and the damage caused by the mineral extraction are also considered. Providing new ideas and insights which will be relevant on a global scale, this book is an interesting and useful study of the exploitation of nature and other species. It will be invaluable for students and scholars globally, working within or connected to the field of green and eco-global criminology. The book will also be important for the participants of various social movements, especially the environmental and animal advocacy movements.

  • Contents: Preface; Part I Introduction to Eco-Global Criminology: Introduction, Ragnhild Aslaug Sollund; The foundations of eco-global criminology, Rob White; The most serious crime: eco-genocide concepts and perspectives in eco-global criminology, Guri Larsen; Constructing a meta-history of eco-global criminology: on brute criminologists, mortified bunnies, nature and its discontent, Per Jørgen Ystehede. Part II Speciesism, Animal Abuse and Social Movements: The rhetorical making of a crime called speciesism: the reception of ‘animal liberation’, Kristian Bjørkdahl; Speciesism as doxic practice versus valuing difference and plurality, Ragnhild Aslaug Sollund; The ideological fantasy of animal welfare: a Lacanian perspective on the reproduction of speciesism, Per-Anders Svärd; Natural exploitation: the shaping of the human-animal relationship through concepts and statements, Ingvill H. Riise; Differing philosophies: criminalization and the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty debate, Elisa Aaltola; Green movements as threats to order and economy: animal activists repressed in Austria and beyond, Rune Ellefsen. Part III Biodiversity, Environmental and Species Justice: Unlawful hunting of large carnivores in Sweden, Johanna Hagstedt and Lars Korsell; Native nature and alien invasions: battling with concepts and plants at Fornebu, Norway, Marte Qvenild; Industrialising Greenland: government and transnational corporations versus civil society? Mikkel Myrup; Environmental harm: social causes and shifting legislative dynamics, Sigurd S. Dybing; Enacting human and non-human indigenous: salmon, Sami and Norwegian natural resource management, Gro Birgit Ween; Index.

  • About the Editor: Guri Larsen and Ragnhild Sollund are Professors of Criminology at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo. Rune Ellefsen is a PhD candidate also at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo. They have all conducted research and studies in the field of eco-global criminology, and have diverse professional backgrounds. The editors are members of the Nordic research project 'Green criminology in the Nordic countries', which is headed by Larsen and run by Ellefsen.

By Guri Larsen, Ragnhild Sollund & Rune Ellefsen
Published July 9, 2014 10:08 AM - Last modified July 9, 2014 11:58 AM