The peculiar racionality of conservation has colonized the Galapagos Islands even before the Ecuadorian State and before the islands’ current inhabitants. The idea of protecting the local biodiversity from any kind of alien species (including human beings) has had an enormous impact upon the socio-economic, political and biological regulation of the islands, but has been ineffective in avoiding the collapse of the ecosystems. In order to understand such an impasse and to see how “conservation” may eventually be “against nature” (Grenier, 2007), in this article, we discuss the history of the territorialization of Galapagos and of the recent socio-environmental conflicts, in light of the debates on the political ecology of protected areas and on the post-political condition.

Ambientalismo y (post-) política en un espacio de reserva: el archipielago de las Galápagos / Celata, Filippo; Sanna, VENERE STEFANIA. - In: SCRIPTA NOVA. - ISSN 1138-9788. - ELETTRONICO. - 14:331(62)(2010), pp. 1-15.

Ambientalismo y (post-) política en un espacio de reserva: el archipielago de las Galápagos

CELATA, Filippo;SANNA, VENERE STEFANIA
2010

Abstract

The peculiar racionality of conservation has colonized the Galapagos Islands even before the Ecuadorian State and before the islands’ current inhabitants. The idea of protecting the local biodiversity from any kind of alien species (including human beings) has had an enormous impact upon the socio-economic, political and biological regulation of the islands, but has been ineffective in avoiding the collapse of the ecosystems. In order to understand such an impasse and to see how “conservation” may eventually be “against nature” (Grenier, 2007), in this article, we discuss the history of the territorialization of Galapagos and of the recent socio-environmental conflicts, in light of the debates on the political ecology of protected areas and on the post-political condition.
Una peculiar racionalidad ‘conservacionista’ ha ido colonizando las Islas Galápagos antes de que lo hicieran el Estado ecuatoriano y los actuales habitantes. Aunque la idea de proteger la biodiversidad local de cualquier tipo de especie ajena (seres humanos incluidos) tuvo un enorme impacto sobre la regulación socioeconómica, política y biológica del archipiélago, ésta ha sido ineficaz para evitar el colapso del ecosistema. A fin de comprender cómo la “conservación” pueda llegar a ser “contra natura” (Grenier, 2007), en este artículo se discute la historia de la territorialización de las Islas Galápagos y de los recientes conflictos socio-ambientales, en el marco del debate relativo a la ecología política de las áreas protegidas y a la condición post-política.
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Ambientalismo y (post-) política en un espacio de reserva: el archipielago de las Galápagos / Celata, Filippo; Sanna, VENERE STEFANIA. - In: SCRIPTA NOVA. - ISSN 1138-9788. - ELETTRONICO. - 14:331(62)(2010), pp. 1-15.
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