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

A conversation about Gramsci on the Nile

By Emanuele Fantini, Filippo Menga and Ana Elisa Cascão Tensions escalated recently between Ethiopia and Egypt around the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). In this controversy, the media is not only the space where the conflict publicly unfolds, but also one of the main players in shaping it. A few months ago, … Continue reading A conversation about Gramsci on the Nile

Introducing Ecopsychoanalysis: Mind, Politics and Ecology

by Ed Thornton Do mental states have their own ecology? The radical psychoanalyst, political militant and environmental activist Felix Guattari thought so. Looking forward to an upcoming event exploring the relationship between psychoanalysis and ecology, this post introduces some of Guattari’s ideas and asks how psychoanalysts and political ecologists might work together Two Ecologies? What do … Continue reading Introducing Ecopsychoanalysis: Mind, Politics and Ecology

From a New Deal to Projekt Deal: Time for solidarity with German scholars

By Bram Büscher and Joel Wainwright A recent editorial published on Geoforum spells out the urgent need to divest from Elsevier and the corporate publishing model The commercial scientific publishing model is broken. The basic problem is simple. We scholars give the products of our labour, our research papers, reviews, and so forth — for free to for-profit … Continue reading From a New Deal to Projekt Deal: Time for solidarity with German scholars

Capitalist Floods in the Pacific Islands

by Fabio Papetti  Climate change impacts in Pacific Island Nations affect stability and livelihoods of the islanders. Dominant narratives depoliticize their condition and do not provide structural solutions; therefore, we need new concepts to make visible the violence of the system Pacific Climate Warriors are taking the lead to fight the fossil fuel economy and … Continue reading Capitalist Floods in the Pacific Islands

Sustainable integration? Nexus thinking and the foreclosure of progressive eco-politics

by Joe Williams The water-energy-food nexus has become a powerful framework for sustainable development that seeks to integrate the management of resource sectors for increased efficiency. However, its current mobilisation is fundamentally de-politicising, overlooking the contradictions and injustices of resource governance The water, energy and food sectors are, of course, deeply connected. Agriculture accounts for … Continue reading Sustainable integration? Nexus thinking and the foreclosure of progressive eco-politics