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September 2016

Tania Li: ‘What is politics?’

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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STEPS Seminar, all welcome Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies Library Road, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RE Abstract: My seminar will cover a broad sweep of issues under the general rubric of building systemic governing. In my discipline of anthropology, there was once a field called "political anthropology," with a focus on systems of social organization (hierarchies, clans, kingdoms) and social order. This field has exploded: we now have a politics of everything - a politics of food, gender, the city,…

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Kolya Abramsky: ‘Towards a Class-Based Approach to Global Energy Transition: Shifting Energy Demand, Expanding the Renewable Energy Sector and Phasing Out Fossil Fuel’

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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STEPS Seminar - all welcome Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies Library Road, Falmer, BN1 9RE Abstract: Terms such as “energy democracy” and “climate justice” have gained increasingly widespread usage and acceptance over the last 5 years. In order to give weight to these slogans, it is necessary to understand the class relations behind the global energy sector, and the sector’s worldwide division of labour. As a key means of production and consumption in the world-division of labour, the energy…

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