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The Post-Development Dictionary agenda: paths to the pluriverse

By Federico Demaria & Ashish Kothari AbstractThis article lays out both a critique of the oxymoron ‚Äėsustainable development‚Äô, and the potential and nuances of a Post-Development agenda. We present ecological swaraj …

Contesting energy transitions: wind power and conflicts in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec

By Sofia Avila-Calero,¬†Universitat Aut√≤noma de Barcelona, Catalonia, SpainAbstractThis article studies the expansion of large-scale wind energy projects on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Mexico) and local socio-environmental conflicts that have emerged …

The price of an apology: justice, compensation and rectification

By John O’Neill, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, Arthur Lewis Building, Manchester AbstractQuestions about monetary compensation for environmental damage have been at the centre of debates on the defensibility …

China has a plan – Peak Coal and the new Silk Road

This Article is written by Joan Martinez Alier and Federico Demaria and has been by the Ecologist on 25th July.China’s contribution to global climate change will increase from oil and …

Ecologically unequal exchange and ecological debt. Introduction to the special section. J. of Political Ecology,

 By Alf Hornborg and J. Martinez-Alier.AbstractThis article introduces a Special Section on Ecologically Unequal Exchange (EUE), an underlying source of most of the environmental distribution conflicts in our time. The …

Changing social metabolism and environmental conflicts in India and South America

By Joan Martinez-Alier, F. Demaria, Leah Temper, M. WalterAbstractFirstly, we present some environmental conflicts gathered in 2016 in the EJAtlas, selecting a few that have implied deaths of environmental defenders …

Commercial and biophysical deficits in South America, 1990‚Äď2013

By P. Samaniego, M.C. Vallejo, J. Martinez-AlierAbstractThis article analyses the Physical Trade Balances (PTB) of five South American economies since 1990. Both exports and imports (measured in tonnes) increased but …

Network effects in environmental justice struggles: An investigation of conflicts between mining companies and civil society organizations from a network perspective

By Cem Iskender Aydin, Begum Ozkaynak , Beatriz Rodr√≠guez-Labajos, Taylan YenilmezAbstractThis paper examines conflicts that occur between mining companies and civil society organizations (CSOs) around the world and offers an …

Violence and visibility in oil palm and sugarcane conflicts: the case of Polochic Valley, Guatemala

By Sara Mingorr√≠a. Environmental Science and Technology Institute of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (ICTA- UAB)¬†Abstract. Over the last two decades, the expansion of oil palm and sugarcane plantations in …

Health as dignity: political ecology, epistemology and challenges to environmental justice movements

By Marcelo Firpo Porto (1), Diogo Rocha Ferreira and Renan FinamoreNational School of Public Health / Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil(1) Author to whom any correspondence should be addressed¬†AbstractThe article discusses …

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