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When the Wolf Guards the Sheep: Green extractivism and confronting the industrial machine

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As part of the Politics of Nature reading group, Dr Alexander Dunlap, co-hosted by the CGPE and STEPS centre, presents a seminar on the merits of an anarchist political ecology in assessing extractive projects and charting new directions in (re)imagining ecological, unruly and dignified futures.   Drawing on case studies of Europe’s largest opencast coal mine, the Hambach mine in Germany, and wind parks in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region (Istmo) of Oaxaca, Mexico, the seminar examines corporate/state strategies of greening resource extraction…

Emancipatory rural politics I: contextualizing authoritarian populism and emancipatory rural politics

April 10 @ 8:00 am - 9:40 pm

STEPS Member Amber Huff will chair a Panel Conference at The American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2018.   ABOUT THE EVENT Deepening inequalities, socioeconomic exclusion, persistent poverty, fractured identity and loss of esteem are all features of rural areas today. All of these characteristics have been associated to differing degrees with the crises of ostensibly ‘progressive neoliberalism’ (Fraser 2017) and the rise of regressive and often contradictory forms populism (Scoones et al. 2017). ‘Authoritarian populism’ (Hall 1979, 1998) describes…

Emancipatory rural politics II: resisting, mobilizing and creating alternatives

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:40 pm

The second Panel Conference at The American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2018.   ABOUT THE EVENT The current political conjuncture has given rise to new forms and manifestations of 'authoritarian populism' (Hall 1979, 1998) with wide-reaching implications (Scoones et al. 2017). In this session, we ask what alternative politics – and political-economic practices – also emerge at this conjuncture. What are ‘emancipatory’ possibilities or ‘alternative’ rural politics in practice in settings that may simultaneously seem to have been left…

STEPS Annual Lecture: Kate Raworth

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Economics as if we wanted to survive the 21st century The economist Kate Raworth, author of the bestselling book Doughnut Economics, will give the 2018 STEPS Annual Lecture at the University of Sussex. This is the only public event of the STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability. The lecture is followed by a drinks reception to which all are welcome. Book a ticket As we expect a high level of interest for this event, you must register to attend…

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