Latin American political ecology according to the Progresistas Bolivarianos

By Carmelo Ruiz* The region’s progressive governments are hardening their positions in favour of mining and oil extraction and against civil society environmental organizations and other critics of extractivism. The recent threats against non-governmental society organizations (NGOs) made by the avowedly progressive and environmentally-minded governments of Ecuador and Bolivia have caused commotion and discussion among academics and activists in … Continue reading Latin American political ecology according to the Progresistas Bolivarianos

Decolonizing nature, the academy, and Europe: An interview with Zoe Todd

by Aaron Vansintjan* "Political ecology will remain a colonizing force until it credits Indigenous worldviews and supports the work of Indigenous scholars." Currently several connected issues are coming to a head in anthropology, political ecology, and environmental policy. You have political ecologists insisting that there is no nature separate from humans, and that environmental conservation … Continue reading Decolonizing nature, the academy, and Europe: An interview with Zoe Todd

CFPs for international political ecology conference: “Undisciplined Environments” (March 20-23, 2016, Stockholm)

A compilation of panels and workshops that have open calls for contributions to the Undisciplined Environments international political ecology conference (Stockholm, March 20-23, 2016). The International political ecology conference UNDISCIPLINED ENVIRONMENTS will be held in Stockholm, 20-23 March 2016. The Conference is organized by the European Network of Political Ecology (ENTITLE), the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, … Continue reading CFPs for international political ecology conference: “Undisciplined Environments” (March 20-23, 2016, Stockholm)

The Political Ecology of Everyday Life under Settler Colonialism II – Reporting from Palestine

By Melissa García Lamarca Picking up from the first post by several ENTITLE fellows on our experiences in Palestine at the International Conference of Critical Geography, this post focuses on dispossession, appropriation and the erasure of (certain) histories in the city of Jaffa. Traveling from Ramallah to Jaffa: a lesson on dispossession through cement As … Continue reading The Political Ecology of Everyday Life under Settler Colonialism II – Reporting from Palestine

Repensando las raíces y trayectorias de la Ecología Política

de Tom Perreault* Esta charla es un intento de dar sentido a unos dilemas o contradicciones inherentes en la ecología política. Quiero empezar por proponer que entendamos la ecología política como una aporía.  Una "aporía" es una paradoja de lógica insuperable. Es un término utilizado por el geógrafo norteamericano Joel Wainwright para describir el desarrollo socio-económico; … Continue reading Repensando las raíces y trayectorias de la Ecología Política