January 28, 2016

What does virtual water conceal?

By María J. Beltrán. Virtual water and water footprint studies, when disembedded from all institutional and political processes alter our understanding of ecosystems,  from complex systems thinking toward simple flow analysis.
January 7, 2016

Libre acceso a los artículos de la revista Ecología Política nº48 (2014): Cartografía y conflictos

Se ha liberado el acceso a la revista Ecología Política nº48 (2014), dedicada a la cartografía y el mapeo de conflictos socioambientales. Adjuntamos vínculos a todos los artículos de la revista en PDF.
December 17, 2015

The Politics of Climate Justice at COP21

Fernando Tormos offers a look inside the advocacy and activist efforts of the transnational environmental movement at COP21, reflecting on different forms of diversity within the movement.
November 24, 2015

Engaged academia: videos from the Public Political Ecology Lab

The Public Political Ecology Lab (PPEL) has added two new videos on engaged scholarship and political ecology by Dianne Rocheleau and James McCarthy.
August 25, 2015

Dimensions of Political Ecology 2016

by Patrick Bigger* The Kentucky-based conference has grown into one of the largest gatherings of political ecologists in the world—registration for the upcoming sixth edition will open in September.
July 2, 2015

"Liquid Power": An interview with Erik Swyngedouw

Erik Swyngedouw, Professor of Geography at the University of Manchester, on his new book, research experiences in Spain, Spanish literary inspirations and next research project.
March 12, 2015

Horses, bees and bodies: post-conference accounts from Lexington

Reflections from the Dimensions of Political Ecology (DOPE) conference, one of the biggest annual gatherings in the field. This February, six of us from the ENTITLE network presented our work at the DOPE (Dimensions of Political Ecology) conference held at Kentucky University, Lexington. Creighton Connolly and myself organised a session on “Perceptions of Urban Environmental Health: Narrating Political Ecologies of Disease”, where eight panellists presented topics that ranged from perceptions on autism, homelessness, human waste and hygiene, to concepts of politicisation, agential realism and empowerment. […]
January 29, 2015

New issue of "Ecología Política": exploring cartography and environmental conflict

First published in 1991, Ecología Política is an international bi-annual Spanish-language journal that focuses on ecological debates with special attention paid to environmental and political conflicts. The current issue (48) has just been published under the title: “Cartografía y conflictos. Herramientas para resistir, movilizar y construir” (Cartography and conflicts. Tools to resist, mobilise and build). This issue of Ecología Política is organised in seven sections. The first section introduces key concepts from three European projects – EJOLT,  ENGOV and “Social Metabolism and Environmental Conflicts” – that were developed between 2011 […]
November 28, 2014

Emotions in struggle: reflections on militant/activist research processes

by Melissa Garcia Lamarca I can’t sleep at night, in fact I’m taking sleeping pills regularly, but my dreams are filled with children grasping on to me for help. The other day one of my comrades (compañeros) sent a foreign television crew to our squatted building for an interview, which was not supposed to last very long. But it went on for two hours. And they wanted to see my old house, where I was evicted from three years ago. I hadn’t been back since, […]
November 13, 2014

Diarrhoea and sanitation: let’s get over “panacea” approaches to disease

by Panagiota Kotsila About a year ago, journalist Rose George gave a TED-talk about sanitation and diarrhoea in which she invited people to “talk crap, seriously” and got almost 1.5 million views. Today, after four years of researching this topic, I realize we need to question George’s speech. It is indeed a frustrating reality that she is drawing attention to: “diarrheal disease kills more children than AIDS, tuberculosis and measles disease do, together”. This is happening despite the fact that there exist ways to prevent […]
August 4, 2014

Emotional Political Ecology – Personal being political and vice-versa

by Marien González Hidalgo I am now back in Santiago de Chile, after spending six intense weeks doingfieldwork mainly in the province of Arauco (Southern Chile), researchinga second case study for my PhD thesis on the political ecology of forest fires. I am an environmentalist and environmental scientist with training in psychology and therapy. That’s why in my academic work I also aim to deal with or to be aware of “the emotional” in environmental conflicts. This may sound strange and perhaps difficult, both in theory and […]
August 3, 2014

Radical geography in times of crisis, a Spanish perspective

The Geography Department of Harokopio University, in Athens, promoted until the end of June (see the program here) several seminars on radical geography. Núria Benach, from the University of Barcelona, was the invited speaker at the 11th of April. She reflected on the role of radical geography in the current times of crisis, offering, as she called it, a Spanish perspective.