Ernesto Martínez-Fernández, Agustín Coca-Pérez, Francisco Javier Escalera-Reyes, David Florido-del-Corral , Santiago M. Cruzada, Felipe Campos-Mardones, José A. Cortés-Vázquez

The natural is political. The construction of the environment as an object of government in the Andalusian context (1978-1989)

Between 1978 and 1989, a nationally and internationally acclaimed nature conservation model was created in Andalusia. It would be the result of a complex political process, marked by contradictory tendencies (the transition from Francoism to parliamentarism, from centralism to autonomy), social-environmental activism, and disputes among professional disciplines (biology, engineering, geography, among others). Using qualitative interviews, hemerographic and documentary sources, we explain this model, its vision and instruments, as a political-administrative apparatus that result from personal relationships and the confrontation between political currents within the ruling party in Andalusia (PSOE) in the context of rising environmentalist demands and movement.

Keywords: Environmental policy; conservationism; Andalusia; protected areas

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Martínez-Fernández, E. ; Coca-Pérez, A. ; Escalera-Reyes, F. ; Florido-del-Corral , D. ; Cruzada, S. ; Campos-Mardones, F. ; Cortés-Vázquez , J. (2023). Lo natural es político. Las áreas protegidas y la construcción del medio ambiente como objeto de gobierno en Andalucía (1978-1989). Investigaciones Regionales - Journal of Regional Research, 55, 39-55.