Whose game is it anyway? Critical reflections on anti-poaching narratives

by Benedict Singleton* We need to find or create media narratives that don’t depend on shock and crisis. Designating particular hunting practices as poaching is an inherently political act, which is not always simple or just. ‘Hunting the elephant hunters’ was the title of an email I received recently. It invited me to contribute money … Continue reading Whose game is it anyway? Critical reflections on anti-poaching narratives

Libre acceso a los artículos de la revista Ecología Política nº48 (2014): Cartografía y conflictos

Se ha liberado el acceso a la revista Ecología Política nº48 (2014), dedicada a la cartografía y el mapeo de conflictos socioambientales. Adjuntamos vínculos a todos los artículos de la revista en PDF. EDITORIAL  Marta Conde, Leah Temper, Mariana Walter Los mapas no solo representan el mundo, lo recrean y transforman nuestro entendimiento del mismo … Continue reading Libre acceso a los artículos de la revista Ecología Política nº48 (2014): Cartografía y conflictos

“At least it is one step forward”: A dispatch from COP21

by Ethemcan Turhan* It is high time that political ecology problematizes the corporate show from the inside out and reclaims its well-deserved status in these meetings. It is an interesting feeling to be at a multilateral environmental conference that gathers 20.000 accredited participants, 6.000 police for security checks, 3.000 journalists and is told to be … Continue reading “At least it is one step forward”: A dispatch from COP21

A Review of ‘Land Grabbing—The Movie’

Land Grabbing by Kurt Langbein offers a razor sharp visualization of the tremendous drivers and tragic dramas of mega investments in land.  The documentary Land Grabbing (Landraub) by Kurt Langbein is in cinemas across Europe this autumn and winter. The rush for land took off years ago, with the food and fuel price hikes of 2008. Perhaps the topic … Continue reading A Review of ‘Land Grabbing—The Movie’

Can there be green socialist growth? A commentary on John Bellamy Foster (part II)

By Giorgos Kallis*. A genuine eco-socialism will be one that consciously decides, and plans to live with enough; and one that collectively squanders the surplus of its production, taking it out of the circuit of growth. In the first part of this commentary, I argued that there is no necessary incompatibility between capitalism and a … Continue reading Can there be green socialist growth? A commentary on John Bellamy Foster (part II)

Is there a growth imperative in capitalism? A commentary on John Bellamy Foster (part I)

By Giorgos Kallis * Capitalism without growth may well be ugly, but there’s no intrinsic law saying it can’t survive in a declining or stagnant state. John Bellamy Foster recently published an excellent essay on ‘Marxism and Ecology: Common Fonts of a Great Transition’. Foster advocates a steady-state (eco)socialism. He argues that “a system of meeting collective needs based on … Continue reading Is there a growth imperative in capitalism? A commentary on John Bellamy Foster (part I)

The ‘Blue Heart of Europe’ beats in the Balkans

Europe’s last wild rivers are under threat from dam construction—yet hardly anyone is aware of it. Ten days ago I defied train cancellations and border restrictions in Central and South-Eastern Europe to make my way to Belgrade, Serbia, where the Balkan Rivers Days took place from 25 to 27 September. The meeting was organized by the … Continue reading The ‘Blue Heart of Europe’ beats in the Balkans

Extractivismo: Nuevos contextos de dominación y resistencia

En el contexto actual de represión que sufren las ONGs ecologistas en Latinoamérica, hemos querido compartir este texto del CEDIB de Bolivia para dar visibilidad al importante trabajo que hace esta organización. El Centro de Documentación e Información de Bolivia (CEDIB) recientemente publicó un trabajo colaborativo titulado Extractivismos: Nuevos contextos de dominacion y resistencia. En el … Continue reading Extractivismo: Nuevos contextos de dominación y resistencia

A conversation with Rob Nixon

by Salvatore De Rosa, Felipe Milanez and Gustavo García López During the Tales from Planet Earth film festival that was held in Stockholm in April 2014, we had the possibility to share a coffee and a free-floating conversation with Professor Rob Nixon, author of the acclaimed book 'Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor'. … Continue reading A conversation with Rob Nixon

Dimensions of Political Ecology 2016

by Patrick Bigger* The Kentucky-based conference has grown into one of the largest gatherings of political ecologists in the world—registration for the upcoming sixth edition will open in September. The University of Kentucky Political Ecology Working Group (UK-PEWG) recently began circulating a call-for-papers for the 6th annual Dimensions of Political Ecology (DOPE): Conference on Nature/Society … Continue reading Dimensions of Political Ecology 2016