Tracing narratives and perceptions in the political ecologies of health and disease

In a previous post on ‘Horses, bees and bodies: post-conference accounts from Lexington’, Panagiota Kotsila shared her reflections on the 2015 Dimensions of Political Ecology (DOPE) Conference, where together we organised a panel titled ‘Perceptions of Urban Environmental Health: Narrating Political Ecologies of Disease’. The post promised a forthcoming collection of papers on the topic, … Continue reading Tracing narratives and perceptions in the political ecologies of health and disease

The comptroller Sandra Morelli

by Joan Martinez Alier* The Colombian attorney Sandra Morelli, a woman with a strong personality, is a member of the Colombian establishment. Since September 2014, she doesn't know whether she's living a sabbatical or a political exile in Rome. Sandra Morelli is a habitual protagonist in the Colombian press after having been the state Comptroller for … Continue reading The comptroller Sandra Morelli

Bolivia’s nuclear dream: What is at stake?

by Isabella M. Radhuber* Evo Morales's plans to develop a nuclear energy programme in Bolivia have sparked debates in the country around issues of citizen participation and socio-ecological justice. Bolivia’s government has publicly announced plans to develop a nuclear energy programme for peaceful purposes, such as electricity networks, agriculture, medicine and research. From 2015 to 2025 infrastructure shall be … Continue reading Bolivia’s nuclear dream: What is at stake?