The intervention of global capital through primitive accumulation is causing immense economic and ecological suffering, particularly among the poorer areas of the less-developed world. The United Nations has taken various actions in the less-developed regions of the world to deal with these concerns and at the same time to obtain a balance between the environment and the market or capital. This article explores the role of UN in administering the resulting environmental crisis through a process of 'development management' which is more about consolidating 'governmentality' in the developing world than reaching a solution to the poverty and environmental destruction driven by capital.
Keywords: neoliberal capital, governmentality, primitive accumulation, environmental concern, development management, United Nations
How to Cite:
Rakshit, S., (2015) “Revisiting environmental concern: the role of the United Nations in development management”, Journal of Political Ecology 22(1), 199-210. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/v22i1.21085