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
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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

Ph.D. Course – May 11-15, 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark Degrowth in Europe: Foundations in theory and pathways to practice

Course dates: May 11-15, 2020
Deadline to apply: February 1, 2020 (Official registration and payment link will be provided followed acceptance). See ‘Practicalities’ below for details on how to apply.
Venue: Institute of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Rolighedsvej 25, 1958 Frederiksberg, Denmark
Fee: 75 euro nonrefundable
Literature and schedule: To be confirmed following enrollment. A detailed program and full literature list will be communicated shortly after approval of your application.

Convened by the Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Read the full description

POLLEN December Newsletter

Dear POLLEN Members and Friends,

Thanks to all your input, we have a filled-up newsletter with plenty of exciting new publications, conference and course announcements, blog posts and job openings. As we have reached the end of 2019 and therefore the last newsletter of the year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continuous engagement with POLLEN and making it a great network of cooperation in political ecology! 

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

Happy Holidays and New Year,

Best wishes,
POLLEN Secretariat

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2020 American Association of Geographers Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Michael Watts for receiving the 2020 AAG Lifetime Achievement Award for his influential work on ‘political ecology, vulnerability and resilience, agrarian political economy, the social production of famine, oil and development, and environmental justice – all conducted through a fine-grained ethnographic, political, and deeply historical engagement with Nigeria and West Africa’. Read about the award here.
Publications and books

Arora-Jonsson, Seema, 2019, “Indigeneity and Climate Justice in Northern Sweden” in Kum-Kum Bhavnani, John Foran, Priya Kurian, and Debashish Munshi  (eds) Climate Futures:Re-imagining Global Climate Justice, Zed Books. 

Arora-Jonsson, S., Agarwal, S., Colfer, CJP., Keene, S., Kurian, P., Larson, A. (2019) SDG 5: Gender Equality: A Precondition for Sustainable Forestry. In Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and Peoples, 146-177. 2019

Arora-Jonsson, S., Ågren, M. (2019) Bringing Diversity to Nature: Politicizing gender, race and class in environmental organizations? Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 

Belcher, O., Bigger, P., Neimark, B. Kennelly, C. (2019). Hidden carbon costs of the everywhere war: Logistics, geopolitical ecology, and the carbon footprint of the US military. Royal Geographical Society. Regular Paper

Brad, A. and Hein. J. (2019) Die Transnationalisierung von Agrarkonflikten? Globale NGOs, transnationales Kapital und lokaler Widerstand in Sumatra. In: Miessner, M. und M. Naumann (Hrsg.), Kritische Geographien ländlicher Entwicklung. Westfälisches Dampfboot, Münster in Westfalen.

Dondanville, T.W. & Dougherty, M.L. (2019) Porousness and Peru’s moratorium on genetically modified organisms: stakeholder epistemologies and neoliberal science, Environmental Sociology, 

Ernwein, M. 2019. Les natures de la ville néolibérale: Une écologie politique du végétal urbain. Grenoble : UGA Editions. 

Flachs, A.(2019) Cultivating knowledge: Biotechnology, sustainability, and the human cost of cotton capitalism in India. Receive a 30% discount by ordering from here and using the discount code AZFLR.

Hanaček, K., Roy B., Avila, S., and Kallis, G. (2020). Ecological economics and degrowth: Proposing a future research agenda from the margins.Ecological Economicshttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.106495

Klepp, S. and Vafeidis, A. T. (2019): Long-term adaptation planning for sustainable coasts. In: DIE ERDE – Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin150(3), 113-117.

Klepp, S. and Herbeck, J. (2019): Decentering Climate Change: Perspekiven auf Umweltmigration in Europa und in Ozeanien. In: Knecht, Michi, Römhild, Regina et al. (Hg.) Decentering Europe. Postcolonial, postbloc perspectives for a reflexive European Ethnology. Bielefeld.

Kolinjivadi, V., Vela-Almeida, D., Martineau, J. (2019). Can the planet be saved in Time? On temporalities of socionature, the clock and the limits debate. In Environment and Planning E

Kotsila, Panagiota, and Giorgos Kallis. “Biopolitics of public health and immigration in times of crisis: The malaria epidemic in Greece (2009–2014).” Geoforum 106 (2019): 223-233.

McDermott, C.L., Acheampong, E., Arora-Jonsson, S. (2019) SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – A Political Ecology Perspective. In Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and Peoples, 510-540. 2019

Neimark, B., Osterhoudt S., Blum, L. & Healy, T. (2019) Mob justice and ‘The civilized commodity’The Journal of Peasant Studies

Rauchecker, Markus (2019): “The Territorial and Sectoral Dimensions of Advocacy – The Conflicts about Pesticide Use in Argentina”, in: Political Geography, 75, 102067.

Schubert, H., Rauchecker, M., Caballero Calvo, A., Schütt, B. (2019): “Land Use Changes and their Perception in the Hinterland of Barranquilla, Colombian Caribbean”, in: Sustainability, 11(23), 6729.

Tulaeva, S.A., M.S. Tysiachniouk, L.A. Henry and L.S. Horowitz. 2019. Globalizing extraction and Indigenous rights in the Russian Arctic: The enduring role of the state in natural resource governance. Resources 8(4): 179-199Open access.

Windey, C. & Van Hecken, G.(2019) Contested mappings in a dynamic space: emerging socio-spatial relationships in the context of REDD+. A case from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Landscape Research. Online first. DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2019.1691983
From our friends at Undisciplined Environments

Why Green is Not Enough: Creating Relational Well-Being in Children Through Urban Play Spaces, By Carmen Pérez del Pulgar

Emergenciocracy: why demanding the “climate emergency” is risky, By Giacomo D’Alisa

On Bolivia: For peace, democracy and indigenous-popular self-determination, By Undisciplined Environments*

El pequeño Pödelwitz global resiste, by Emiliano Teran Mantovani

How green gentrification is compromising Seattle’s last affordable neighborhood, By Helen Cole
Conferences, Calls for Papers and Applications

CfA: PhD Course ‘Degrowth in Europe: Foundations in theory and pathways to practice’. Organised by IFRO, held at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark May 11-15 2020. Deadline to apply: 1 February 2020. Read more here.

CfP: Sea Economies: Labour, Infrastructure and New Techno-Environmental Horizons, EASA2020, Lisbon, Portugal 21-24 July, 2020. See full description here

CfP: Folklore, Geography and Anthropology: ways of knowing water / landscape / climate in the Anthropocene, RAI2020: Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future, London, UK. 4-7 June, 2020. Read more and submit a paper here.

CfP: Green Criminology in the Anthropocene. One-day Symposium, Northumbria University, 16 January 2020. See details here

CfA: STEPS Centre Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability, Brighton, UK, 11-22 May 2020. Open to PhD and recent post-docs, deadline 26 January. See full details here.

CfP: Ethnographies of energy production in times of transition, 8th Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference, University of Bergamo, Italy. For more information and submission details, click here

Lecture and panel discussion POLLEN2020: Antipode will be staging a lecture and panel discussion in Brighton. We invite presenters who represent both the political commitment and intellectual integrity that characterises the sort of work that appears in the journal. Professor Jun Borras will be our speaker and we’d be delighted if you could join us for his lecture and the panel discussion and reception. 
Blog posts, Articles, Podcasts

Vela-Almeida, D., Kolinjivadi, V., Windey, C., Van Hecken, G., Moreano, M., Kosoy, N. (2019) The Path to net-zero emissions must include divestment, decolonization and resistance. The Conversation

Vela-Almeida, D. (2019). Inside Ecuador’s mass movement against neoliberalism. Rabble

Massarella, K. (2019). What is transformation anyway? Conviva Research

Kolinjivadi, V. (2019) Why a ‘Green New Deal’ must be decolonial. Aljazeera

PODCAST: Benjamin Neimark on the Hidden Carbon Costs of the ‘Everywhere’ War, a report on the Pentagon’s massive carbon footprint, co-authored with Cara Kennelly, Oliver Belcher and Patrick Bigger.
Jobs and Other news

Open Position – Resident Lecturer in Political Ecology, The School for Field Studies, Peru. Download the full job description here.

New M.Phil – From the next academic year, there will be a new M.Phil course in Environmental History at Trinity College Dublin. Admissions for students starting next September are already open. See programme description here

Two tenure-track faculty positions – Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. See details here

Masters by Research – Flower Power: Impacts of photovoltaic solar energy on floral resources for pollinators. Lancaster University. See full position description here.

New Book Promo Film: Our friends at Convivial Conservation have created a great illustrative video about their forthcoming book ‘The Conservation Revolution’. Their network ‘offers a new and integrated approach to understanding and practicing environmental conservation. It is a Whole Earth vision that responds to the major ecological, social and political-economic challenges facing people and biodiversity in the 21st century’. See their video by following this link for English, and this one for Spanish, or see their website here.

Materials from ESRC STEPS Symposium are now available to see on this website. It includes a range of blog posts, articles and podcasts un the Politics of Uncertainty.