Environmental economic geography: A sympathetic critique

Gavin Bridge

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In this article I examine the objectives and substantive claims of a body of work that has come to be known as 'environmental economic geography' (EEG). I characterize this loose grouping of research activities as a topical contrivance: often what unites EEG researchers is simply a desire to apply the theories and methods of economic geography to environmental issues. The article explores an alternative rationale for doing EEG: the development of a distinctive intellectual project out of the encounter between economic geography and environment. Such a project extends beyond an assessment of the environmental impacts of economic activity, to examine the ways in which many 'economic' processes are environmentally constituted. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-81
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008


  • Economic geography
  • Economy
  • Environment
  • Greening
  • Industry
  • Nature


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