This literature review explores how the concept of sovereignty is being discussed under different theoretical approaches in the context of deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon. Throughout the last decade, the Amazonian rainforest has been the locus of a local, national and international conflict. The contestation has been focused on who has the right to the territory and consequently its resources. Through an examination of the dominant theoretical approaches and literature in this debate, we illuminate the different perspectives on deforestation in Brazil and their underlying assumptions. We find that the contestation over the Amazon is not just a conflict between the nation-state and the international community, rather there are many competing claims to the Amazon territory within Brazil, and the perspectives of different scholars are shaped by a number of theories and ideologies on sovereignty and the world order. This also impacts the manner in which they perceive scientific data on deforestation and climate change, which is emerging as an existential threat. Accordingly, we sought to identify where additional research is needed, and found that more studies based on mix methods need to be held, which should also take into account the positions of a multitude of actors and reflect on their power relations.
|Uddannelser||Global Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||17 dec. 2019|