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The “ecological transformation” between the command of capital, the erosion of the subject and new antagonisms

The “ecological transition” has suddenly acquired an unprecedented degree of centrality within Italian institutional politics. It is configured first and foremost as a new field of economic recovery, characterized by the rhetoric of growth and development, on its way representation of simultaneous rupture and continuity with the environmental policies of previous decades. On the one hand, in fact, it confirms the already widely discussed model according to which the ecological crisis and environmental damage have stopped being limits to the accumulation of capital and instead become new opportunities for profit and investment, in short, new space and engine of accumulation. On the other hand, this field of ecological exploitability occupies a particularly central role in the, I dare to say, desperate response to an unprecedented systemic crisis, exacerbated by the Covid 19 pandemic.

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