Nature in the 'neoliberal laboratory'

Karl Benediktsson*

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Prompted by observations by Weller and O'Neill (2014) of the particularities of neoliberalism in resource-based economies such as Australia's, this commentary looks into the partial and uneven introduction of neoliberal ideas and practices to natural resource management in Iceland. Some resource-based sectors have been profoundly impacted by neoliberalism, whereas others have been marked by an uneasy blend of developmental and neoliberal governance. The example strengthens the case for a careful contextual analysis of neoliberal ideologies, processes and outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-146
Number of pages6
JournalDialogues in Human Geography
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

Other keywords

  • energy
  • fisheries management
  • Iceland
  • natural resources
  • neoliberalism
  • tourism


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