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dc.contributor.authorMair, Simon
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-03T08:56:32Z
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-14T08:46:09Z
dc.date.available2020-12-03T08:56:32Z
dc.date.available2020-12-14T08:46:09Z
dc.date.issued2020-12
dc.identifier.citationMair S (2020) Neoliberal economics, planetary health, and the COVID-19 pandemic: a Marxist ecofeminist analysis. The Lancet Planetary Health. 4(12): e587-595.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/18227
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractPlanetary health sees neoliberal capitalism as a key mediator of socioecological crises, a position that is echoed in much COVID-19 commentary. In this Personal View, I set out an economic theory that emphasises some of the ways in which neoliberal capitalism's conceptualisation of value has mediated responses to COVID-19. Using the intersection of ecological, feminist, and Marxist economics, I develop an analysis of neoliberal capitalism as a specific historical form of the economy. I identify the accumulation of exchange value as a central tendency of neoliberal capitalism and argue that this tendency creates barriers to the production of other forms of value. I then analyse the implications of this tendency in the context of responses to COVID-19. I argue that resources and labour flow to the production of exchange value, at the expense of production of other value forms. Consequently, the global capitalist economy has unprecedented productive capacity but uses little of this capacity to create the conditions that improve and maintain people's health. To be more resilient to coming crises, academics, policy makers, and activists should do theoretical work that enables global economies to recognise multiple forms of value and political work that embeds these theories in societal institutions.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(20)30252-7en_US
dc.rights(c) 2020 The Author. This is an Open Access article distributed under the Creative Commons CC-BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)en_US
dc.subjectNeoliberal economicsen_US
dc.subjectPlanetary healthen_US
dc.subjectCovid-19en_US
dc.subjectPandemicen_US
dc.subjectMarxist ecofeminismen_US
dc.titleNeoliberal economics, planetary health, and the COVID-19 pandemic: a Marxist ecofeminist analysisen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2020-10-12
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.date.updated2020-12-03T08:56:38Z
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