The Green New Deal
Quadrant: Environment, Culture, and Sustainability
Cooper is working on two projects: one on the green new deal or green economy, the second (in collaboration with Catherine Waldby) called "Clinical Labour: Tissue Donors and Research Subjects in the Global Bioeconomy," which reconfigures tissue donation and human subject experimentation as forms of labor. The "Global Green New Deal," espoused by the United Nations and the Obama administration, aspires both to reregulate the volatilities of the weather and to launch a new regime of accumulation founded on natural capital, ecosystem services, and green jobs. Professor Cooper argues that the "Green New Deal" comprises a political/legislative regime of labor regulation and "labor rights," as well as a properly genealogical/sexual project of social welfare.