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“Green Grabs”: Appropriating nature

A special issue of the Journal of Peasant Studies, published in May 2012, explores the controversial issue of ‘green grabbing’ – the appropriation of land and resources for environmental ends. The vigorous debate on ‘land grabbing’ already highlights instances where ‘green’ credentials are called upon to justify appropriations of land for food or fuel –…

Publications

September 2017 People, patches, and parasites: the case of trypanosomiasis in Zimbabwe, was published in the journal Human Ecology. Co-authors include DDDAC partners Ian Scoones, Vupenyu Dzingirai, Neil Anderson, William Shereni and Susan Welburn.   june 2017 A Special Theme Issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, ‘One Health for a Changing World: zoonoses, ecosystems and human well-being’, showcases  work produced by the Drivers of Disease Consortium….

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WELCOME

The STEPS Centre is delighted to have been granted new ESRC funding, running until 2016, following our first five years of research. In this new phase we are launching eight exciting new research projects, a new domain – energy and climate change – and a new area of cross-cutting STEPS work, called methods and methodologies….

STEPS at Planet Under Pressure

The STEPS Centre mounted a variety of activities at the Planet Under Pressure conference in London (March 26-29) from convening a key session to having an exhibition stand and holding an evening event to launch our book series. PRESS RELEASE:  Rio+20 must radically rethink innovation (27 March 2012) Key Sessions Tuesday: Adrian Ely convened a…

Multimedia

              Listen to Victor Galaz, co-lead of the Drivers of Disease political economy of knowledge and policy theme, and Assistant Professor at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, talking about disease scenarios and the launch of www.diseasescenarios.org   A short video, A Wider Wellbeing, explains what the Drivers of Disease consortium is researching, how…

World Water Day 2012

To mark World Water Day we have published a range of thought-provoking new resources, and we are holding a seminar at IDS in the UK (details below) >>A new edition of the IDS Bulletin, ‘Some for All?’ Politics and Pathways in Water and Sanitation, edited by Alan Nicol, Lyla Mehta and Jeremy Allouche and featuring work collected…

Business and Biotech in Bangalore

Two events with India-based partners explored the recent history and future of Indian business and biotechnology. These events, held in February 2012, are part of our ongoing work on risk, uncertainty and technology in India. Seminar: Biotechnology in Bangalore “Biotechnology in Bangalore: Past Experiences, Future Trajectories” was a half-day seminar to reflect on the changing…

Media coverage archive 2006-2011

STEPS Centre media coverage 2006-2011 Gates Tells G20 Innovation is the Key to Development, SciDev.net, 4 Nov 2011, STEPS member Adrian Ely comments A new colonial carve up? Ian Scoones quoted in Geographcial Magazine, 1 August 2011 When knowledge is uncertain, experts should avoid pressures to simplify their advice, according to an article in Nature…

Full list of STEPS projects

Animal Disease Re-emerging transmissible transboundary animal diseases: comparing Rift Valley Fever with BSE Avian Flu Avian ‘flu: The politics and policy processes of a global response Biochar Biochar and Anthropogenic Dark Earths Biosafety Beyond Biosafety Biotechnology Biotechnology Research Archive Carbon Political ecologies of carbon in Africa Dams Dams, securitization, risks and the global water-energy-food nexus…

Manifesto: translated versions

Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto was originally published in English, but the Manifesto project has involved discussions in many countries. We would like people around the world to be able to join in the debate and action, so the following translated versions are now available: Arabic Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto in Arabic…