This thesis would not have been possible without the friendly environment of the Department of Social Inquiry at Adelaide University, and without the support of Australian taxpayers who paid for the University, the Department and my APA scholarship.
Particular thanks to my supervisors. Chilla Bulbeck's comments on drafts were invaluable, and the final thesis owes much to her questions and suggestions. Ray Broomhill was personally supportive throughout the project, asked the right questions in important stages early on, but never attempted to control the project.
Others who read and made valuable comments on drafts of particular sections included Chris Beasley, Nancy Jackson, Mike Donaldson, Mary Heath and two anonynous referees from the journal Environmental Politics. Thanks. And thanks to the people who proof-read and provided other logistical support in producing the thesis: Mary Heath, Chris Walsh, Pam Papadelos, Shannon Dowling, Kate Lawrence, Claire Howie, David Hollinsworth, Margaret Bolster, Helen Mares, Ingrid Lees, and Kev and Maddi Parker.
Finally, thanks to Tom, Wendy and the pettifogger, who, more than any scholar, convinced me that all labour was not productive.