Reviewing rescaling: Strengthening the case for environmental considerations
This article is concerned with the environmental dimensions of rescaling. Specifically, it explores debates around centralization and decentralization, introduces a key distinction between rescaling to jurisdictional spaces and ecosystem spaces, and suggests three future research trajectories: (1) analytical clarification of the differences between rescaling to natural versus jurisdictional scales; (2) examination of rescaling in light of its attendant process of creating new objects of governance; and (3) investigation of rescaling processes through a temporal lens, with the suggestion that rescaled environmental governance may be the site of some of the first and last manifestations of neoliberal governance reforms.
Progress in Human Geography
Cohen, Alice and McCarthy, James, "Reviewing rescaling: Strengthening the case for environmental considerations" (2015). Geography. 152.