Dempsey, J. 2016. Enterprising Nature. Wiley-Blackwell.

Journal Articles

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Collard, R. and J. Dempsey. 2016. Capitalist natures in five orientations. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism.  Online now here.

Dempsey, J. and D. Suarez. 2016. The arrested development of ‘selling nature to save it’. Annals of the American Association of Geographers 106: 653-671.

Dempsey, J. 2015. Fixing biodiversity (loss). Environment and Planning A 47(12): 2555-2572.

Collard, R.C., J. Sundberg, and J. Dempsey. 2015. The Moderns’ Amnesia in Two Registers. Environmental Humanities 7: 227-232.

Collard, R.C., J. Sundberg, and J. Dempsey. 2015. Abundant futures manifesto. Annals of the American Association of Geographers 105(2): 322-330. [A  review of this essay found here]

Collard, R.C. and J. Dempsey. 2013. Life for sale? The politics of lively commodities. Environment and Planning 45: 2682-2699. See here

Dempsey, J. 2013. Biodiversity loss as material risk. Tracking the changing meanings and materialities of biodiversity conservation. Geoforum 45: 41-51, see here

Dempsey, J. and M. Robertson. 2012. Ecosystem services:  tensions, impurities, and points of engagement within neoliberalism. Progress in Human Geography, 36: 758-779, see here

Dempsey, J. 2011. The Politics of Nature in BC’s Great Bear Rainforest. Geoforum, 42: 211-221, see here

Dempsey J., 2010, Tracking grizzly bears in British Columbia’s environmental politics. Environment and Planning A, 42(5), 1138 – 1156.

Dearden, P. and J. Dempsey. 2004. Protected Areas in Canada: A Decade of Change. The Canadian Geographer, 48 (2), 225-239, see here

M’Gonigle, M. and J. Dempsey. 2003. Envisioning Ecological Innovation in an Age of Bureaucratic Closure: The Future of the Global (and Canadian) Forest. Studies in Political Economy, 70: 97-124, see here


Rowe, J.K., J. Dempsey and P. Gibbs. 2016. The power of fossil fuel divestment (and its secret).  In Organizing Dissent: Contemporary Social Movements in Theory and Practice, eds. William Carroll and Kanchan Sarker. University of Toronto Press.

Collard, R.C., J. Dempsey, and J..K. Rowe. 2016. Neoliberal environments. In The Handbook of Neoliberalism, eds. edited by Kean Birch, Julie MacLeavy and Simon Springer. Routledge.

Dempsey, J. 2015. Ecosystem Services. In International Encyclopedia of Geography. Wiley-Blackwell.

Dempsey, J. and P. Dearden. 2015. Stewardship: expanding ecosystem protection. In Parks and Protected Areas in Canada: Management Challenges, P. Dearden and R. Rollins (eds.), Oxford University Press.

Sundberg, J. and J. Dempsey. 2013. Political Ecology. In Introducing Human Geography, Mark Goodwin, Paul Cloke and Philip Crang (eds.), Routledge.

Dempsey, J., K. Gould, and J. Sundberg. 2011. Changing land tenure, defining subjects: neoliberalism  and property regimes on Native reserves. In Rethinking the Great White North: Race, Nature and the Historical Geographies of Whiteness in Canada, A. Baldwin, L. Cameron, and A. Kobayashi (eds.), UBC Press.

Dempsey, J. and P. Dearden. 2009. Stewardship: Expanding Ecosystem Protection (revised). Parks and Protected Areas in Canada: Management Challenges, 3rd edition, P. Dearden and R. Rollins (eds.), to be published by Oxford University Press.

Sundberg, J. and J. Dempsey. 2009. Culture/Nature. In International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, R. Kitchin and N. Thrift (eds.), Elsevier Press.

Dempsey, J. and J.K. Rowe. 2004. Why poststructuralism is a live wire for the left. Radical Theory/Critical Praxis: Making a Difference Beyond the Academy. Edited by Duncan Fuller and Rob Kitchin. Praxis(e)Press.

 Dempsey, J. 2006. Review of Central and North Coast Land and Resource Management Planning Processes: A report to the Hul’qumi’numm Treaty Group. Research report prepared for the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Colchester, M., Boscolo, M., Contreras-Hermosilla, A., Del Gatto, F., Dempsey, J., Lescuyer, G., Obidzinski, K., Pommier, D., Richards, M., Sembiring, S.N., Tacconi, L., Rios, M.T.V., and Wells, A. 2006. Justice in the Forest: Rural Livelihoods and Forest Law Enforcement. Centre for International Forestry Research: Bogor, Indonesia.

Dempsey, J. and K. Gerwing. 2005. Learning about shared decision making in resource management: A report to the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group. Research report prepared for the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Dempsey, J. 2005. Livelihoods, illegal logging and law enforcement in Canada and British Columbia. Manuscript prepared for the Centre on International Forestry Research.

Dempsey, J. 2001. Community Development Learning: A Report on Strengthening Community Development in BC. Report prepared for the British Columbia Ministry of Community Development, Cooperatives, and Volunteers, June 2001.

Dempsey, J. 2003. Review of A political space: reading the global through Clayoquot Sound edited by Warren Magnusson and Karena Shaw. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 21(3): 632-634. 

Dempsey, J. 2003. Review of Deforesting the Earth: from prehistory to global crisis by Michael Williams. Environment and Planning A, 35(10): 1899-1900.

Bragg, W., Dempsey, J., Gould, K., Harker, C., Hilchie, L., Kooy, M., Mendez, P., Ravenel, H., Schnurr, M., and Sundberg, J. 2003. One or Several Forests? Review article of The Intemperate Rainforest: Nature, Culture, and Power on Canada’s West Coast by Bruce Braun. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 21(4).

Dempsey, J. 2010. The Good, the Bad and the 4 COPs. Alternatives Journal 36(6). 

Dempsey, J. 2010. Charting a Post-2010 Decade of Solidarity. [square brackets], Issue 4, p.1. pdf

Dempsey, J. 2010. The 2010 target will not be met! Third World Resurgence, Issue 231-232, p. 29-32, see here

Dempsey, J. and J. Rowe. 2008. Should Parties subsidize business engagement in the CBD process? ECO 23(3): 3. pdf (ECO is published at negotiations of the Convention on Biological Diversity).

Dempsey, J. 2007. Money walks and talks. ECO 17(2): 1. pdf

Dempsey, J. and S. Lovera. 2007. 2010: the international year of crocodile tears. ECO 16(5): 1. pdf

Dempsey, J. 2005. ‘Tis the season. ECO 14(1): 2. pdf

Ambus, L. and J. Dempsey. 2004. Community Forests at the United Nations Forum on Forests: Highlights from the Sidelines. World Rainforest Movement Bulletin, May.

Dempsey, J. 2004. What happens when industrial forestry takes over a community forest? World Rainforest Movement Bulletin, April.

Dempsey, J. and R. Ortiz. 2004. Get Ready for Microsoft Word “Track Changes”. ECO, 10(1): 1.

Dempsey, J. 2002. ‘Civil Society: the sole shining light?’ Taking Issue, 2(5): 2. (Taking Issue was published daily at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, Aug-Sept 2002).

Dempsey, J. 2002. ‘Instant Sustainable Development: Just Add Water!’ Taking Issue, 2(2): 3.

Dempsey, J. 2002. ‘Watching Weasels at the CBD’, ECO, 6(7): 3.

Dempsey, J. 2002. ‘Forests and Communities: The need for a paradigm shift in the CBD’, ECO, 6(2): 1-4.