Chapter 5. Discovering Price in all the Wrong Places: The Work of Commodity Definition and Price under Neoliberal Environmental Policy

  1. Becky Mansfield
  1. Morgan Robertson

Published Online: 25 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306750.ch5

Privatization: Property and the Remaking of Nature-Society Relations

Privatization: Property and the Remaking of Nature-Society Relations

How to Cite

Robertson, M. (2009) Discovering Price in all the Wrong Places: The Work of Commodity Definition and Price under Neoliberal Environmental Policy, in Privatization: Property and the Remaking of Nature-Society Relations (ed B. Mansfield), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306750.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

Book Series:

  1. Antipode

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175500

Online ISBN: 9781444306750

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Keywords:

  • discovering price in wrong places - work of commodity definition and price under neoliberal environmental policy;
  • Clean Water Act (CWA);
  • two developing markets - planned market in water quality credits and young extant market in wetland credits;
  • water quality trading (WQT) - “water quality” - what it is and how it is measured;
  • CWA permit program, WQT credit providers, WQT credit-generating sites;
  • prospective market in WQT credits;
  • economists who work on wetland credit markets - operation of wetland credit market;
  • wetland bank entrepreneurs;
  • price mechanism for reaching Pareto-optimality

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Say What? New Commodities

  • Demand Will Appear … But For What?

  • Let's Talk About Price

  • Consequences for Market Environmentalism

  • Acknowledgements

  • Endnotes

  • References