POLLEN Welcome E-mail

Dear Nodes,

I have just sent out an e-mail to the POLLEN Community concerning the new version of the website. It entails information on how to become a node and the activities you are now able to engage in when becoming a node. Such as:

  • Post your own news online
  • Take actively part in discussion on our blog
  • Post videos you deem relevant for political ecology
  • Have your node listed on the POLLEN site
  • and much more!

We have also created a POLLEN Manual to help you navigate through the website. If you have not received this e-mail, please let me know. For the time being, you can e-mail me concerning any questions about the website on the following e-mail address: rani.temmink@wur.nl

Welcome to POLLEN and enjoy!

 

Job Opportunity: Tenure Track Assistant Professor: The Political Economy of Extraction and Development

Tenure Track Assistant Professor: The Political Economy of Extraction and Development
Department of Global Development Studies
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

The Department of Global Development Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of The Political Economy of Extraction and Development, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2017. Read more

Job Opportunity: SSHRC Tier II Canada Research Chair: Economy and Environment

SSHRC TIER II CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR: ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT 
School of Environmental Studies and Department of Global Development Studies
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

The School of Environmental Studies and the Department of Global Development Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invite applications from outstanding individuals for a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Economy and Environment.  This faculty appointment will be a Tenure-track or Tenured position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, held jointly in The School of Environmental Studies and the Department of Global Development Studies, with a preferred starting date of January 1, 2018. Read more

Nature can’t pay its own way – so let’s take the market out of conservation

Benjamin Neimark, Lancaster University

For years, scientists and environmentalists have debated the best ways to conserve and protect natural resources from pollution and over-exploitation.

In the late 19th century, conservation advocates with the help of President Roosevelt succeeded in making Yellowstone the first US national park. Yellowstone’s status sent a strong message against unregulated commercial extraction and the model has since been replicated worldwide. However, the strict exclusionary nature of national parks was extremely burdensome for local and indigenous peoples who remained reliant on natural resources within protected areas. Read more