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28th April 2021 / Governance & Policy, News, Technology & Innovation

Podcast: Forest of Thought – Andy Stirling on ‘imaginations of control’

In our age of converging environmental, ecological, and health crises, decision-makers and commentators often state we need to "listen to...
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pathways approach
11th March 2021 / Europe Hub news, Research methods, Understanding sustainability

Animated explainer: What are Pathways to Sustainability?

How should people address problems like climate change, environmental destruction, poverty and injustice? With many possible ways to respond, whose...
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19th November 2020 / Europe Hub news

STEPS members recognised in global list of ‘highly cited’ researchers

Members of the ESRC STEPS Centre based at the Institute of Development Studies and University of Sussex have been included...
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13th November 2020 / Understanding sustainability

Watch: Andy Stirling and Sobia Kaker on Covid-19, uncertainty and development

In a virtual Sussex Development Lecture on 12 November 2020, Andy Stirling and Sobia Ahmad Kaker discussed the politics of...
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Contested Natures
10th September 2020 / Resource politics

‘Contested Natures’ conference programme now published

The conference programme is now published for 'Contested Natures: Power, Possibility, Prefiguration', the third Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology...
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17th August 2020 / Resource politics

New online exhibition: ‘Extracting Us’

The online exhibition 'Extracting Us' brings together different visions and responses to extractivism from feminist perspectives. The curators are keen...
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24th June 2020 / Climate Change & Energy, Global Consortium news, Governance & Policy, Health & Disease, Research methods, Resource politics

A manifesto for models: New Nature Comment article

A new comment article in Nature by a group of authors, including STEPS co-director Andy Stirling (SPRU), takes the form...
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28th May 2020 / Europe Hub news, Pastoralism

IDS Bulletin: Fifty Years of Research on Pastoralism and Development

Pastoralism is a way of life for millions of people around the world, farming livestock in wide geographical areas and...
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20th May 2020 / Europe Hub news, Governance & Policy

Andy Stirling on Covid-19, modernity and control: video

STEPS co-director Andy Stirling gave an online talk on 15 May 2020 exploring ideas about modernity and the 'futilities of...
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29th April 2020 / Europe Hub news, Health & Disease

Podcast: The Social Dynamics of Pandemics

The global pandemic Covid-19 is impacting people in many and varied ways. The effects on all our lives are immense...
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