Failing Forward: The Rise and Fall of Neoliberal Conservation. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Büscher, B. and R. Fletcher. The Conservation Revolution: Radical Ideas for Saving Nature beyond the Anthropocene. London: Verso Books.
Romancing the Wild: Cultural Dimensions of Ecotourism. Durham, NC: Duke Universty Press.
The Ecolaboratory: Environmental Governance and Economic Development in Costa Rica. Volume co-edited with B. Dowd-Uribe and G.A. Aistara. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.
Tourism and Degrowth: Towards a Truly Sustainable Tourism. Volume co-edited with I. Murray Mas, A. Blanco-Romero and M. Blázquez-Salom. London: Routledge.
Beyond Resistance: The Future of Freedom. Editor. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
Journal Special Theme Issues
Massarella, K., J. Krauss, W. Kiwango, and Fletcher, eds. 2022. Conservation and Society 20(2), “Exploring Convivial Conservation in Theory and Practice.”
Fletcher, R., and J. Cortes Vazquez, eds. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space 3(2), special issue on “Environmentality.”
Fletcher, R., Blázquez-Salom, I. Murray and A. Blanco-Romero, eds. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 27(12), special issue on “Tourism and Degrowth.”
Fletcher, R., and B. Büscher, eds. Conservation and Society 16(2), special issue on “Political Ecologies of Green Wars.”
Fletcher, R., ed. Geoforum 85, virtual special issue on “Multiple Governmentalities in Environmental Politics.”
“Convivial Conservation in Theory and Practice: Exploring Potential for a Transformative Approach to Biodiversity Conservation” (w/ K. Massarella, K., J. Krauss, W. Kiwango). Conservation and Society 20(2); 59-68, introduction to special issue on “Exploring convivial conservation in theory and practice.”
“Convivial conservation from the bottom up: Human-bear cohabitation in the Rodopi mountains of Bulgaria” (w/ S. Toncheva and E. Turnhout). Conservation and Society, special issue on “Exploring convivial conservation in theory and practice.”
“The Right to Fail? Problematizing failure discourses in international conservation” (w/ J. Chambers and K. Massarella). World Development 150: 10572.
“The ‘Bolsonaro bridge’: Violence, visibility, and the 2019 Amazon fires” (w/ S. Deutsch). Environmental Science and Policy 132: 66-68.
“Rendering Land Touristifiable: (Eco)Tourism and Land-use Change.” (w/ R. Pandya, H. Shankar Dev and N. Rai). Tourism Geographies.
“The Convivial Conservation Imperative: Exploring ‘Biodiversity Impact Chains’ to Support Structural Transformation” (w/B. Büscher, K/ Massarella, R. Coates, S. Deutsch, W. Dressler, M. Immovilli and S. Koot). In Transforming Biodiversity Governance, edited by I.J. Visseren-Hamakers and M.T. J. Kok. Cambridge, UK: University of Cambridge Press.
“Pathways to Post-capitalist Tourism” (w/ A. Blanco-Romero, M. Blázquez-Salom, E. Cañada, I. Murray Mas and F. Sekulova). Tourism Geographies.
“The Political Economy of Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence” (w/ S. Toncheva). Biological Conservation 260: 109216.
“Knowing Bears: An Ethnographic Study of Knowledge and Agency in Human-Bear Cohabitation” (w/ S. Toncheva). Environment and Planning E. DOI: 10.1177/25148486211015037.
“From Conflict to Conviviality? Transforming Human-Bear Relations in Bulgaria” (w/ S. Toncheva). Frontiers in Conservation Science 2: 682835, special section on “Human-Wildlife Dynamics.”
“Donors on Tour: Philanthrotourism in Africa” (w/ S. Koot). Annals of Tourism Research 89: 103216.
“Transformation beyond Conservation: How Critical Social Science Can Contribute to a Radical New Agenda in Biodiversity Conservation” (w/ Massarella, K., A. Nygren, B. Büscher, W.A. Kiwango, S. Komi, J.E. Krauss, M. Bukhi Mabele, A. McInturff, L. Thomaz Sandroni, P.S. Alagona, D. Brockington, R. Coates, R. Duffy, K. M.P.M.B. Ferraz, S. Koot, S. Marchini, and A. Reis Percequillo). Current Opinions in Environmental Sustainability 49: 79-87.
“Planning for a World after COVID-19: A Call for Post-Neoliberal Development” (w/ B. Büscher, G. Feola, A. Fischer, J-F. Gerber, W. Harcourt, M. Koster, M. Schneider, J. Scholtens, M. Spierenburg and H. Wiskerke). World Development 140: 105357.
“Socialisation at Scale: Post-Capitalist Tourism in a Post-COVID-19 World” (w/ A. Blanco-Romero, M. Blázquez-Salom, E. Cañada, I. Murray Mas and F. Sekulova). In Socialising Tourism: Rethinking Tourism for Social and Ecological Justice, F. Higgins-Desbiolles, A. Doering and B. Chew Bigby, eds. London: Routledge.
“Ecoturismo de Proximidad: El Giro Convivencial” (w/ N. Müller and M. Blázquez–Salom). In Turismos de Proximidad: Un Plural en Disputa, edited by E. Cañada and C. Izcara. Madrid: Icaria.
“Fortress Tourism: Exploring Dynamics of Tourism, Security and Peace around the Virunga Transboundary Conservation Area” (w/ L. Trogisch). Journal of Sustainable Tourism.
“Cosmological Subjectivities: Exploring ‘Truth’ Environmentalities in the Haa Highlands of Bhutan” (w/ J. Montes, S. Tshering and T. Phuntsho). Conservation and Society 18(4): 355-365.
“Conservation Basic Income: A Non-market Mechanism to Support Convivial Conservation” (w/ B. Büscher). Biological Conservation 244: 108520.
“Close the Tap! COVID-19 and the Need for Convivial Conservation.” (w/ B. Büscher, K. Massarella and S. Koot). Journal of Australian Political Economy 85: 200-211.
“Diverse Ecologies: Mapping Complexity in Environmental Governance.” Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space 3(2): 481-502, special issue on “Environmentality.”
“Beyond the Green Panopticon: New Directions in Research Exploring Environmental Governmentality.” (w/ J. Cortes-Vazquez). Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space 3(2): 289-299, introduction to special issue on “Environmentality.”
“Popular Philanthrocapitalism? The Potential and Pitfalls of Online Empowerment in ‘Free’ Nature 2.0 Initiatives.” (w/ Stasja Koot) Environmental Communication 14(3): 287-299.
“Introduction: Negotiating Environmental Governance and Economic Development in the Green Republic.” (w/ G.A. Aistara, and B. Dowd-Uribe) In The Ecolaboratory: Environment Governance and Economic Development in Costa Rica., edited by R. Fletcher, B. Dowd-Uribe and G. Aistara. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.
“Of Dams and Development: Debating ‘Green’ Energy Production in Costa Rica.” (w/ J. Frece) In The Ecolaboratory: Environmental Governance and Economic Development in Costa Rica., edited by R. Fletcher, B. Dowd-Uribe and G. Aistara. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.
“Conclusion: Limits to Exceptionalism and Lessons from the Laboratory.” (w/ G.A. Aistara and B. Dowd-Uribe) In The Ecolaboratory: Environmental Governance and Economic Development in Costa Rica., edited by R. Fletcher, B. Dowd-Uribe and G. Aistara. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.
“Paying for PES: Taxes, Tariffs and the World Bank in Costa Rica.” (w/ B. Matulis) In The Ecolaboratory: Environmental Governance and Economic Development in Costa Rica., edited by R. Fletcher, B. Dowd-Uribe and G. Aistara. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.
“Neoliberal Conservation.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology, M. Aldenderfer, ed. New York: Oxford University Press.
“Tourism and Degrowth: An Emerging Agenda for Research and Praxis.” (w/ I. Murray Mas, A. Blanco-Romero and M. Blázquez-Salom) Journal of Sustainable Tourism, introduction to special issue on “Tourism and Degrowth.”
“Not Tourism-phobia but Urban-philia: Understanding Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Urban Touristification.” (w/ A. Blanco-Romero, M. Blázquez-Salom and M. Morell). Boletín de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles 83.
“On Exactitude in Social Science: A Multi-Dimensional Proposal for Investigating Articulated Neoliberalization and its ‘Alternatives.’” ephemera 19(3): 541-566, special issue on “Peak Neoliberalism.”
“Towards Convivial Conservation.” (w/ Bram Büscher) Conservation and Society 17(3): 283-296.
“Natural Capital Must Be Defended: Green Growth as Neoliberal Biopolitics” (First author w/ Dresslerm Anderson and Büscher). Journal of Peasant Studies 46(5): 1068-1095.
“Ecotourism after Nature: Anthropocene Tourism as a New Capitalist ‘Fix.’” Journal of Sustainable Tourism 27(4): 522-535, special issue on “Political Ecology of Tourism.”
““Neoliberalism in Denial in Actor-Oriented PES Research? A Rejoinder to Van Hecken et al. (2018) and a Call for Justice.” (w/ Bram Büscher) Ecological Economics 156: 420-423.
Geoforum Editors. “The Future of Scholarly Publishing: Paywalls and Profits or a New Plan?” Geoforum 102: 1-4.
Oommen, M.A., R. Cooney, M. Ramesh, M. Archer, D. Brockington, B. Buscher, Fletcher, D.J.D. Natusch, A.T. Vanak, G. Webb and K. Shanker. “The Fatal Flaws of Compassionate Conservation.” Conservation Biology.
“Prologue.” In Tourism in Mediterranean Geopolitics, edited by E. Cañada. Barcelona: AlbaSud.
“Neoliberalismo y Turismo.” In Turistificación Global: Perspectivas Críticas en Turismo, edited by E. Cañada and I. Murray. Barcelona: Icaria.
“Ecotourism after Nature: Anthropocene Tourism as a New Capitalist ‘Fix.’” In Political Ecology of Tourism in the Anthropocene, edited by M. Mostafanezhad and R. Norum. London: Routledge.
“Prólogo.” In Ciudad de Vacaciones: Conflictividad Urbana en Espacios Turísticos, edited by C. Milano and J. Mansilla. Barcelona: Alba Sud.
“Value from Ruin? Governing Speculative Conservation in Ruptured Landscapes” (seocnd author w/ W. Dressler and M. Fabinyi). TRANS 6(1): 73-99.
“Under Pressure: Conceptualizing Political Ecologies of ‘Green Wars.’” (Second author w/ B. Büscher). Conservation & Society, introduction to special issue on “Political Ecologies of ‘Green Wars.’”
“License to Kill: Contesting the Legitimacy of Green Violence.” Conservation and Society, special issue on “Political Ecologies of ‘Green Wars.’”
“Beyond the End of the World: Breaking Attachment to a Dying Planet.” In Psychoanalysis and the Global, edited by I. Kapoor. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press.
“Ecotourism.” In The Companion to Environmental Studies, edited by N. Castree, D. Hulme and Proctor. London: Routledge.
“Protected Areas and Biodiversity Conservation.” Routledge Handbook of Latin American Development, J. Cupples, M. Palomino-Schalscha M. Prieto, eds. London: Routledge.
“Environmentality Unbound: Multiple Governmentalities in Environmental Politics.” Geoforum 85: 311-315
“The Patagonian Imaginary: Natural Resources and Global Capitalism at the Far End of the World.” (Second author with M. Mendoza, G. Holmes, L. Ogden and C. Schaeffer) Journal of Latin American Geography 16(2): 93-116.
“Decoupling: A Key Fantasy of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.” (First author w/ C. Rammelt) Globalizations 14(3): 450-467.
“Destructive Creation: Capital Accumulation and the Structural Violence of Tourism.” (Second author w/ B. Büscher) Journal of Sustainable Tourism 25(5): 651-667.
“The PES Conceit: Revisiting the Relationship between Payments for Environmental Services and Neoliberal Conservation.” (First author w/ Bram Büscher) Ecological Economics 132: 224-231.
“Connection with Nature is an Oxymoron: A Political Ecology of ‘Nature-Deficit Disorder.’” The Journal of Environmental Education 48(4): 226-233.
“Authenticity and Contradictions of the ‘Ecotourism Script’: Global Marketing and Local Politics in Ghana” (Third author w/ R. Van den Bremer, B. Büscher & S. Koot). Critical Arts.
“Doing Whole Earth Justice: Reply to Cafaro et al.”(Second author w/ B. Büscher, D. Brockington, C. Sandbrook, B. Adams, L. Campbell, C. Corson, W. Dressler, R. Duffy, N. Gray, G. Holmes, A. Kelly, E. Lunstrum, M. Ramutsindela, K. Shanker). Oryx.
“Half-Earth or Whole Earth? Radical Ideas for Conservation and their Implications.” (Second author w/ B. Büscher, D. Brockington, C. Sandbrook, B. Adams, L. Campbell, C. Corson, W. Dressler, R. Duffy, N. Gray, G. Holmes, A. Kelly, E. Lunstrum, M. Ramutsindela, K. Shanker) Oryx.
“Debating REDD+ and its Implications: Reply to Angelsen et al. (First author w/ W. Dressler, B. Büscher and Z. Anderson). Conservation Biology 31(3): 721-723.
“Tours Caníbales Puesto al Día: La Ecología Política del Turismo.” Ecología Política 52: 74-77.
“Questioning REDD+ and the Future of Market-Based Conservation.” (First author with W. Dressler, B. Büscher and Z. Anderson). Conservation Biology 30(3): 673-675.
“Carbon, Carbon Everywhere: How Climate Change is Transforming Conservation in Costa Rica.” In The Carbon Fix: Forest Carbon, Social Justice, and Environmental Governance, edited by S. Paladino and S. Fiske. London: Routledge.
“Neoliberalism and Environmental Education.” In Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory, edited by M. Peters. New York: Springer.
“Accumulation by Conservation.” (Second author w/ B. Büscher) New Political Economy 20(2): 273-298.
“Nature is a Nice Place to Save but I Wouldn’t Want to Live There: Environmental Education and the Ecotourist Gaze.” Environmental Education Research 21(3): 338-350, special issue on “Environmental Education in the Neoliberal Climate.”
“Blinded by the Stars? Celebrity, Fantasy, and Desire in Neoliberal Environmental Governance.” Celebrity Studies 6(4): 457-470.
“NatureTM Inc. Redux: Towards a Dialectic of Logics and Excess.” (Third author w/ B. Büscher and W. Dressler) Environment and Planning A 47(11): 2404-2408, special symposium on NatureTM Inc.: Environmental Conservation in the Neoliberal Age.
“NatureTM Inc.: Nature as Neoliberal Capitalist Imaginary.” (First author with Wolfram Dressler and Bram Büscher) In Handbook of Political Ecology, R.L. Bryant, ed. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. (Forthcoming)
“Orchestrating Consent: Post-politics and Intensification of NatureTM Inc. at the 2012 World Conservation Congress.” Conservation and Society 12(3): 329-342.
“Barbarian Hordes: The Overpopulation Scapegoat in International Development Discourse.” (First author w/ J. Breitling and V. Puleo) Third World Quarterly 35(7): 79-99, special section on “Psychoanalysis and Development.”
“Taking the Chocolate Laxative: Why Neoliberal Conservation ‘Fails Forward.’” In NatureTM Inc.: Environmental Conservation in the Neoliberal Age, B. Büscher, W. Dressler, and R. Fletcher, eds. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.
“Introduction: NatureTM: The New Frontiers of Environmental Conservation” (First author w/ B. Büscher and W. Dressler) In NatureTM Inc.: Environmental Conservation in the Neoliberal Age, B. Büscher, W. Dressler, and R. Fletcher, eds. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.
“Conclusion: The Limits of NatureTM Inc. and the Search for Vital Alternatives.” (Third author w/ W. Dressler and B. Büscher) In NatureTM Inc.: Environmental Conservation in the Neoliberal Age, B. Büscher, W. Dressler, and R. Fletcher, eds. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.
“How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Market: Virtualism, Disavowal and Public Secrecy in Neoliberal Environmental Conservation.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 31(5): 796-812.
“Bodies Do Matter: The Peculiar Persistence of Neoliberalism in Environmental Governance.” Human Geography 6(1):29-45.
“Making ‘Peace with Nature’: Costa Rica’s Campaign for Climate Neutrality.” Climate Change Governance in the Developing World, D. Held, C. Roger and E. Nag, eds. London: Polity Press.
“Between the Cattle and the Deep Blue Sea: The Janus Face of the Ecotourism-Extraction Nexus in Costa Rica.” In The Ecotourism-Extraction Nexus: Political Economies and Rural Realities of (un)Comfortable Bedfellows. B. Büscher and V. Davidov, eds. London: Routledge.
“Contradictions in Tourism: The Promise and Pitfalls of Ecotourism as a Manifold Capitalist Fix.” (First author w/ Katja Neves) Environment and Society: Advances in Research 3(1):60-77.
“The Art of Forgetting: Imperialist Amnesia and Public Secrecy.” Third World Quarterly 33(3):447-463.
“Capitalizing on Chaos: Climate Change and Disaster Capitalism.” Ephemera 12(1/2):97-112.
“Using the Master’s Tools? Neoliberal Conservation and the Evasion of Inequality.” Development and Change 43(1):295-317.
“Market Mechanism or Subsidy in Disguise? Governing Payment for Environmental Services in Costa Rica.” (First author w/ J. Breitling). Geoforum 43:402-411.
“Sustaining Tourism, Sustaining Capitalism? The Tourism Industry’s Role in Global Capitalist Expansion.” Tourism Geographies 13(3):443-461.
“The Only Risk is Wanting to Stay: Mediating Risk in Colombian Tourism Development.” Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia & Latin America 1(2):7-30.
“Neoliberal Environmentality: Towards a Poststructuralist Political Ecology of the Conservation Debate.” Conservation and Society 8(3):171-181.
“When Environmental Issues Collide: Climate Change and the Shifting Political Ecology of Hydroelectric Power.” Peace & Conflict Review 5(1):14-30.
“The Emperor’s New Adventure: Public Secrecy and the Paradox of Adventure Tourism.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 39(1):6-33.
“Friends and Relatives: Using Incest to Make Kinship Memorable.” In Strategies in Teaching Anthropology, 6th ed., Patricia C. Rice, David W. McCurdy, and Scott A. Lukas, eds. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
“Ecotourism Discourse: Challenging the Stakeholders Theory.” Journal of Ecotourism 8(3):269-285.
“Against Wilderness.” Green Theory & Praxis: The Journal of Ecopedagogy 5(1):169-179.
“Living on the Edge: The Appeal of Risk Sports for the Professional Middle Class.” Sociology of Sport Journal 25(3):310-330.
“Recreating the Vertical: Rock Climbing as Epic and Deep Eco-Play.” Second author with Allen Abramson. Anthropology Today 23(6):3-7.
“Introduction: Beyond Resistance?” In Beyond Resistance: The Future of Freedom, Robert Fletcher, ed. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
“Free Play: Transcendence as Liberation.” In Beyond Resistance: The Future of Freedom, Robert Fletcher, ed. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
“What are We Fighting For?: Rethinking Resistance in a Pewenche Community in Chile.” The Journal of Peasant Studies 28(3):36-67.
Review of Saving Forests, Protecting People? Environmental Conservation in Central America, by John Schelhas and Max J. Pfeffer. Environment and Society: Advances in Research.
“Of Words and Things: Reply to Williams.” Critique of Anthropology 29(2):209-218.
“The Fieldworker’s Magic.” Anthropology News 48(2):19.
“Being Officially Nowhere: A Sobering Lesson in Globalization.” Anthropology News 47(5):12.
“Touching the Void.” Anthropology News 45(9):52-53.
Review of Peasants against Globalization: Rural Social Movements in Costa Rica, by Marc Edelman. The Journal of Peasant Studies 28(4):173-176.
“Ecotourism: A Sustainable Development Option for Plumas County?” Feather River Bulletin, June 16, p. A14.
The Purpose of Life: A Novel. Quincy, CA: Earthquake Press.
“Livin’ on the Edge: Primal Urge or Adrenaline Surge, Rock Climbers Take to the Sky.” Santa Cruz County Sentinel, October 31, pp. C1-2.