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Inside and beyond the Petro-State frontiers: geography of environmental conflicts in Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution

By Emiliano Teran-Mantovani.Venezuela is well known for its century-old oil economy, which has significantly shaped its social fabrics, territories, and eco-systems. Since 1999, the Bolivarian Revolution has led to important transformations …

Environment, Pollution and Health – is China different?

By Mariko Karlsson. If “cancer villages” and pollution related deaths are common in China, it’s not due to ignorance – but due to the lack of power. Political ecologists at …

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 …

Analyzing environmental conflicts in Colombia

An analysis of 72 cases of environmental conflict in Colombia in the EJOLT database has been published by Prof. Mario A. Pérez Rincón of CINARA and Universidad del Valle, Cali. …

Economic Valuation of Nature: the Price to Pay for Conservation?

By Jutta Kill. ‘Nature is destroyed because it’s invisible to politicians and business’, advocates of economic valuation say. The implicit assumption: Create a ‘nature that capital can see’ and the loss …

Environmentalism and anti-colonialism are dangerous activities in a country like Niger

By Nick Meynen. In the shadow of French President Hollande’s West-Africa Tour, dissenting views on extraction and environmental justice were silenced. In Niger, ten members of the Network of organizations for …

Activism Mobilising Science

By Marta Conde. Abstract: The article sheds light on a process where unequal power relations are contested through the co-production of scientific and local knowledge. I argue that lay citizens, communities and …

Environmentalism is not just personal, it is political

By Nick Meynen. In the TV documentary series “Years of living dangerously”, Thomas Friedman goes to Syria to make the link between climate change and war. He also talks with Condoleezza …

Between activism and science: grassroots concepts for sustainability coined by Environmental Justice Organizations

“The world of EJOs (Environmental Justice Organisations) has come to exist because of the many conflicts caused by the increase of social metabolism and global inequalities of power and income. …

Vacancy at ICTA in field of political ecology

We are offering a post-doc fellowship on the field of political ecology at ICTA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain). Please, distribute the call to your colleagues. The European Network for …

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