Reframing the Left Eco-Modernism vs. Orthodox Eco-Socialism Debate, or: Assessing the Transformation of the Value-Nature Nexus 

by Emanuele Leonardi Do we really need to choose either infinite (if alternative) growth or a steady-state economy? What if we may opt for shrinking entropic/industrial sectors and allowing for negentropic labor to freely flourish? Editors’ note: This is the third in a series of ENTITLE blog articles that critically engage with the ongoing discussions … Continue reading Reframing the Left Eco-Modernism vs. Orthodox Eco-Socialism Debate, or: Assessing the Transformation of the Value-Nature Nexus 

Trump has made our current environmental policy textbooks obsolete

by Melanie DuPuis Current environmental policy textbooks are all stuck in a liberal narrative of environmental progress through political consent. But that era is over, and it has been for a while. What is missing from these narratives are concepts to explain now.  Every year, I teach a course on Environmental Policy and, like many … Continue reading Trump has made our current environmental policy textbooks obsolete

The Jacobin’s eco-modernist dilemma

by Stefania Barca The answers to the climate crisis and to an ecological socialism must be searched for, not in ecomodernism, but  in the intersection of ecological, feminist, and socialist perspectives. Editors' note: This is the second in a series of ENTITLE blog articles that critically engage with the ongoing discussions about "eco-modernist socialism" and … Continue reading The Jacobin’s eco-modernist dilemma

Nature 3.0 – Will blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies save the planet?

by Sian Sullivan Can new cryptocurrencies finance projects with positive environmental impacts, whilst unlocking ‘the $120 trillion natural capital market’? Mining cryptocurrencies through appealing to environmental concerns seems more consistent with speculative tendencies in an era of financialised neoliberalism, than attuned with practices of environmental care and equitable distribution of value. First there was Nature. … Continue reading Nature 3.0 – Will blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies save the planet?

The shitty new communist futurism

By Aaron Vansintjan Let us dream big. But without considering the limits to the shit we consume and generate, our heads will stay in the clouds.   Editors' note: This is the first in a series of ENTITLE blog articles that critically engage with the ongoing discussions about "eco-modernist socialism" and "communist futurism", projected in Jacobin magazine's climate … Continue reading The shitty new communist futurism

Disrupted Landscapes: State, Peasants and the Politics of Land in Postsocialist Romania

by Marco Armiero How many times have we repeated to each other that there is a need, an urgent need, for a political ecology of post-socialist countries? Thereby, we should warmly welcome Stefan Dorondel's insightful ethnographic research on two villages in post-socialist Romania: Disrupted Landscapes: State, Peasants and the Politics of Land in Postsocialist Romania (Bergham Press, … Continue reading Disrupted Landscapes: State, Peasants and the Politics of Land in Postsocialist Romania

The planned development of Hellenikon: A sacrifice that needs to be contested

What will happen in the area of ​​the former Hellenikon airport and the coast of Ag. Kosmas is not only an issue that concerns the inhabitants of the neighboring municipalities. It transgresses locality - affecting all citizens of Athens - and it questions environmental justice in the city, the access to green and blue amenities, and … Continue reading The planned development of Hellenikon: A sacrifice that needs to be contested

In memory of James O’Connor (1930-2017) – II part

What follows is the second part of six contributions (here the first part) by scholars and activists who responded to a call circulated via the ENTITLE network in November 2017, shortly after James O’Connor’s death. Our intent was to solicit personal reflections and memories on how O’Connor had influenced people who encountered his work in … Continue reading In memory of James O’Connor (1930-2017) – II part

The screaming silence of sexual violence in academia: A call for reporting and action

By Panirani Somebody needs to take the lead in the academic version of the #himtoo revolution because we need to speak about sexual assault in the academia. We all know it is pervasive, whether we are victims ourselves or not. By choosing silence, we are all part of the problem. Many US universities actively hide instances … Continue reading The screaming silence of sexual violence in academia: A call for reporting and action

In memory of James O’Connor (1930-2017) – I part

What follows are six contributions (divided into two posts) by scholars and activists who responded to a call circulated via the ENTITLE network in November 2017, shortly after James O’Connor’s death. Our intent was to solicit personal reflections and memories on how O’Connor had influenced people who encountered his work in different ways and across … Continue reading In memory of James O’Connor (1930-2017) – I part