Short and sharp Political Ecology analysis

May 6, 2021

Infrastructural Citizenship: A Case for Adding Political Ecology

By Jessica Hope. Attentiveness to political ecology sharpens our insight into how state-society-nature relationships are remade by new infrastructure, and reveals the ways that infrastructure enacts, supports and undermines different ways that people live with – and in – a place. 
April 15, 2021

Women’s bodies as sites of struggle: resisting the commodification of knowledge about female pleasure

By Sarah Bretschko Knowledge about female pleasure is being commodified at an increasing rate, but this is more likely to accentuate existing inequalities, rather than providing the “sexual liberation” it promises for all.
April 9, 2021

How imaginaries shift in places: Native and settler politics of water and salmon

By Cleo Woelfle-Erskine. The latest installment of the series “Reimagining, remembering, and reclaiming water” discusses how new eco-cultural imaginaries can emerge from alliances for river restoration between ranchers-conservationists, salmon scientists, and Tribal natural resource staff. 
March 23, 2021

Poor health in redlined neighborhoods of Houston, Texas

By Amanda Schockling. Houston’s reliance on the oil and gas industry leads to lower life spans in majority Black and Hispanic neighborhoods; a consequence of the historic redlining practices of the 1930s. 
March 3, 2021

Forests are not just sites of climate mitigation

By Felix Krawczyk Forests are more and more central to discussions on resources for climate mitigation. However, seeing the forest only as a site of climate mitigation obstructs the way to an ecological society. Instead, forests should be seen as sites of resistance against ecological destruction.
February 9, 2021

Ecosocialism versus degrowth: a false dilemma

By Giacomo D’Alisa
January 19, 2021

Rooted Water Democracies and Water Justice 

By Jeroen Vos and Rutgerd Boelens. Transnational water movements often mutually complement with place-based forms of collective water management. This may enhance grounded and equitable water provision, and shape political advocacy of common resources control at multiple scales.
January 14, 2021

The Many Faces of Municipalisation

A long-term historical perspective on a city’s infrastructures can reveal radically diverse agendas behind the call for municipalisation.
January 12, 2021

Too big to fail? REDD+ and the promise of forest-based climate mitigation

By Adeniyi Asiyanbi and Jens Friis Lund More than a decade of REDD+ initiatives has shown abundant evidence of poor outcomes. Now that forest-based mitigation projects to tackle climate change are gaining traction again, we can learn from the tensions embedded in REDD+ schemes to assess the critical implications of market-based forest governance for effective climate action and climate justice
December 23, 2020

Challenging extractivism

By Marta Conde and Diego Andreucci. Movements aiming to resist or reform resource extractivism are necessary, but they must converge with broader struggles to overcome capitalism and its entrenched patterns of class, racial and patriarchal domination.
December 17, 2020

Beyond protest, enacting solidarity in the climate justice movement

By Linda Estelí Méndez Barrientos. The climate justice movement needs to move from protest to action. This includes mobilizing to support communities in the Global South as they strive to juggle their recurrent climate emergencies.
December 15, 2020

A new way to remember? An eco-political reimagination of Rotterdam’s monuments

By Dimitar Tsigoriyn, Paula Paraschiv, Iris Wiggerts and Sara Zimmermann. It is important to deconstruct who and what we honour and remember through the monuments and representations of history in our cities, as well as to reflect on how, and on what grounds, we bring about this remembrance.
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