Introduction: Ecologically unequal exchange and ecological debt

Alf Hornborg, Joan Martinez-Alier

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This article introduces a Special Section on Ecologically Unequal Exchange (EUE), an underlying source of most of the environmental distribution conflicts in our time. The nine articles discuss theories, methodologies, and empirical case studies pertaining to ecologically unequal exchange, and address its relationship to ecological debt.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-333
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Political Ecology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Human Geography
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary


  • Ecological debt
  • Ecologically Unequal Exchange
  • Political ecology


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