January 2020 Updates

Dear Pollen Members and Friends,

We are starting the new year with a full newsletter, with once again plenty of new publications, articles, calls for papers, articles, and job announcements across the network. Thank you for the great input!

NOTE: the updates below are a copy of the original newsletter, and therefore might not contain all hyperlinks and media. To access the original with full content, as well as to see previous newsletters, follow this link: https://us20.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=71814a42a0d2d8f390cbee1be&id=3fe97edf35

Wishing you a very good 2020! 

POLLEN Secretariat
The monetary value of unpaid care work globally for women aged 15 and over is at least $10.8 trillion annually – three times the size of the world’s tech industry. Read the lates OXFAM Inequality report here. Photo by Jens Friis Lund  
Promoting POLLEN collaboration
 Do you write with other members of POLLEN? In attempts to promote collaboration across the POLLEN nodes, please consider putting the following statement in the acknowledgements of your paper: ‘This article represents work conducted as part of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN).’ 

When you do, please let us know about it so we can tweet it out on @PolEcoNet and get it in the next newsletter!
REMINDER: Posting articles on website
In order to make the newsfeed on the POLLEN website easier to read, we encourage the use of the ‘MORE’ function. This allows long articles to show in a collapsed format, with a ‘Read more’ button that expands the full-length article. Once you have entered the text, put your cursor where you would like the preview to end, and add a block named ‘MORE’. 

REMINDER: Documentaries and podcasts We have added a page to the website that contains a list of documentaries and podcasts in the field of Political Ecology. It is a constantly growing list and we would appreciate input to make it ever more comprehensive. If you have any suggestions, send an e-mail to: 

Bennike, R. (2019) Development Futures: How the anticipation of tourism shapes life in the Nepalese Himalaya. IFRO Policy Brief accessible here

Bergius, M., and T. Benjaminsen, F. Maganga and H. Buhaug. (2020). Green Economy, Degradation Narratives, and Land-use Conflicts in TanzaniaWorld Development 129: 1-13.

Behrsin, I. and De Rosa, S.P. (2020) Contaminant, Commodity and Fuel: A Multi‐sited Study of Waste’s roles in Urban Transformations from Italy to Austria, IJURR, doi 10.1111/1468-2427.12880

Büscher, B. and Fletcher, R. (2020) The Conservation Revolution
Radical Ideas for Saving Nature Beyond the Anthropocene. 
Will be published 11 February, 2020. Order here
Cavanagh, C.J.(2019). Dying races, deforestation and drought: the political ecology of social Darwinism in Kenya Colony’s western highlandsJournal of Historical Geography 66: 93-103.
Cortes-Vazquez, J.A. 2020. In the name of the people: The populist redefinition of nature conservation in post-crisis Spain. Geoforum. 108, pp. 110 – 118. Follow this link for free downloads.

Cortés Vázquez, JA; Oriol Beltrán Costa (eds.) 2019. Repensar la conservación. Naturaleza, mercado y Sociedad civil. Universitat de Barcelona edicions.

Dedeoglu, C.; Dedeoglu, C.E. (2020) Information Infrastructures and the Future of Ecological Citizenship in the Anthropocene. Soc. Sci., 9, 3.

Dedeoglu, C. (2019) The Ontology of Security and its Implications for Maritime Security. DOI: 10.17752/guvenlikstrtj.668182

Hardt, Judith Nora & Scheffran, Jürgen (2019) Environmental Peacebuilding and Climate Change: Peace and Conflict Studies at the Edge of Transformation. Policy Brief No. 68 (December), Toda Peace Institute. 

Human Ecology Review: Volume 25, Number 2 – latest open access issue available here.

Kanerva, Minna (2019): The role of discourses in a transformation of social practices towards sustainability: The case of meat eating related practices. PhD thesis. University of Bremen. https://elib.suub.uni-bremen.de/peid=D00107764

Keane, A., Lund J.F., Bluwstein, J., M. Nielsen, N. D. Burgess and K. Homewood 2019. Impact of Tanzania’s Wildlife Management Areas on household wealth. Nature Sustainability. doi:10.1038/s41893-019-0458-0

Köpke, S. (2019). Territorialising Chinese Inner Asia: The Neo-Developmentalist State and Minority Unrest. International Quarterly for Asian Studies, 50 (Spring 2019)

Mabele, M. B. (2019) Green transformations, charcoal and social justice in rural east- central Tanzania, STEPS Working Paper 112, Brighton: STEPS Centre

Po-Yi Hung (2020) Placing Green Energy in the Sea: Offshore Wind Farms, Dolphins, Oysters, and the Territorial Politics of the Intertidal Zone in Taiwan, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 110:1, 56-77, 
DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2019.1625749

Ritodhi Chakraborty, Anne Sophie Daloz, Manish Kumar, A. P. Dimri (2019) “Does Awareness of Climate Change Lead to Worry? Exploring Community Perceptions Through Parallel Analysis in Rural Himalaya,” Mountain Research and Development, 39(2)

Svarstad, H. and T.A. Benjaminsen. (2020). Reading radical environmental justice through a political ecology lensGeoforum 108: 1-11. 

Zhu, A.L., 2020. China’s Rosewood Boom: A Cultural Fix to Capital Overaccumulation. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 110(1), pp.277-296.
From our friends at Undisciplined Environment

2019 at Undisciplined Environments  (December 26, 2019)

(Re)thinking Political Ecology from Abya Yala By Ana Estefanía Carballo, Gibrán Cruz Martínez, Émilie Dupuits and Rebecca Hollender. (January 14, 2020)

Collegiality, equality and diversity as founding values in academia By Roberta Biasillo (January 17, 2020)
Special issue: Beyond Market Logics: Payments for Ecosystem Services as Alternative Development Practices in the Global South

The articles in this special issue will be free to access and download through the end of February, 2020 here.

Beyond Market Logics: Payments for Ecosystem Services as Alternative Development Practices in the Global South Elizabeth Shapiro‐Garza, Pamela McElwee, Gert Van Hecken, Esteve Corbera Pages: 3-25 | First Published: 18 October 2019 

The Political Life of Natural Infrastructure: Water Funds and Alternative Histories of Payments for Ecosystem Services in Valle del Cauca, Colombia Sara H. Nelson, Leah L. Bremer, Kelly Meza Prado, Kate A. Brauman, Pages: 26-50 | First Published: 18 October 2019 

Rubber and Carbon: Opportunity Costs, Incentives and Ecosystem Services in Acre, Brazil Maron Greenleaf, Pages: 51-72 | First Published: 18 October 2019 

Situated Payments for Ecosystem Services: Local Agencies in the Implementation of the Sloping Land Conversion Programme in Southwest China Jun He, Pages: 73-93 | First Published: 18 October 2019 

Translating Water Fund Payments for Ecosystem Services in the Ecuadorian Andes Audrey Joslin, Pages: 94-116 | First Published: 18 October 2019 

Transitions in Payments for Ecosystem Services in Guatemala: Embedding Forestry Incentives into Rural Development Value Systems Nicolena von Hedemann, Pages: 117-143 | First Published: 18 October 2019 

Making Territory and Negotiating Citizenship in a Climate Mitigation Initiative in Indonesia Abidah B. Setyowati, Pages: 144-166 | First Published: 18 October 2019 

Troubled Encounters: Payments for Ecosystem Services in Chiapas, Mexico Esteve Corbera, Sébastien Costedoat, Driss Ezzine‐de‐Blas, Gert Van Hecken, Pages: 167-195 | First Published: 18 October 2019 

An Alternative Theorization of Payments for Ecosystem Services from Mexico: Origins and Influence Elizabeth Shapiro‐Garza, Pages: 196-223 | First Published: 22 October 2019 

Conserving Natures? Co‐producing Payments for Ecosystem Services in Mongolian Rangelands Caroline Upton, Pages: 224-252 | First Published: 18 October 2019 

Hybrid Outcomes of Payments for Ecosystem Services Policies in Vietnam: Between Theory and Practice Pamela McElwee, Bernhard Huber, Thị Hải Vân Nguyễn, Pages: 253-280 | First Published: 18 October 2019
Conferences and Calls for Papers

CfP: Renewable Energy and the Environment: Social, Political and Economic Dimensions, 4-5 June 2020, Yaşar University Center for Mediterranean Studies. Deadline to apply: 15 February. Read more here

CfP: ICONOS 69: Estrategias comunitarias frente a conflictos socio-ambientales: más allá de la resistencia. Read more here.

CfP: Politics for Catastrophic Times: how to find the terrestrial Panel Proposal, ECPR General Conference 2020. Deadline: 10th of February – send abstract (no more than 500 words) to louise.knops@vub.be and mihnea.tanasescu@vub.be Read full description here.

CfP: Nordia Geographical Publications Yearbook 2020 – Political ecologies of inertia: Legacies, limits and transitions. Deadline: submit preliminary title and abstract to the editors (ville.kellokumpu@oulu.fi and aapo.lunden@oulu.fi) by 1.3.2020. Read all details here.

Call for Participation: 5-day training course on Participatory Video Facilitation for socially inclusive agricultural research. 25-29 May, 2020, Witzenhausen, Germany. Read more here
Articles, blog posts, interviews

Foramitti, J., Tsagkari, M., Zografos, C. Why degrowth is the only responsible way forward. openDemocracy, 19 September 2019

Horowitz, L. A Public Affair, WORT Community Radio, Madison, WI. January 10, 2020. The Australian bushfire crisis. Radio interview

Zhu, A.L. 2020. Restricting trade in endangered species can backfire, triggering market booms. The Conversation
Job announcements

Tenure-track position: At the Assistant or Associate level in Environment and Sustainability, with a focus on the science-policy interface, at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 14, 2020 with an anticipated start date of August 2020. Read more here and here.

Postdoc position: 2 years, on politics of climate mitigation and negative emissions at Lund University. Apply by 9 February. Read full description here.

Postdoc in ethnobotany: at the Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen. Deadline to apply: 23d of January. Read full description here.

PhD fellowships (2): Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) is inviting applications for two PhD scholarships to start up on March 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Deadline to apply: 2nd of February. Read full description here

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