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19th September 2019 / Global Consortium news, North America Hub news

New resources support participatory research in socio-ecological systems

A groups of researchers from the STEPS North America hub have produced new resources for exploring the possibility for new kinds of agency in complex socio-ecological systems. The results will be useful for any groups looking to facilitate similar processes in their own contexts.
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16th September 2019 / Latin America Hub news

TransAction Pre-Conference Workshops

We are very happy to invite you to participate in our TransAction Pre-Conference Workshops. We will have fun learning from...
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29th July 2019 / Resource politics, Understanding sustainability

Call for session proposals: Contested Natures – POLLEN conference 2020

The Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) Third Biennial Conference will be held in Brighton, United Kingdom on 24-26 June 2020 on...
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8th May 2019 / Europe Hub news, Technology & Innovation

In turbulent times, how can science, technology and innovation be joined up?

Co-operating across national borders is difficult, but the UN has recently been working on a more co-ordinated approach for science...
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25th April 2019 / Europe Hub news

STEPS co-director Ian Scoones awarded Ester Boserup prize for research on development

Ian Scoones, Professorial Fellow at IDS and co-director of the ESRC STEPS Centre has been awarded the 2019 Ester Boserup...
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8th April 2019 / Europe Hub news, Food & Agriculture, Research methods, Technology & Innovation

New papers explore heated debates in agronomy for development

A special issue of Experimental Agriculture, 'Doing Development-Oriented Agronomy: Rethinking Methods, Concepts and Direction’ brings together a selection of papers that...
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3rd April 2019

Sustainable Livelihoods: ‘Between the Lines’ podcast with Ian Scoones

Ian Scoones, co-director of the STEPS Centre, is interviewed in the April 2019 episode of the Institute of Development Studies...
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POLLEN conference
2nd April 2019 / Resource politics, Understanding sustainability

STEPS to host POLLEN2020 ‘Contested Natures’ conference

Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) Third Biennial Conference Contested Natures: Power, Possibility, Prefiguration Brighton, UK 24-26 June, 2020 #POLLEN20 We are...
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25th February 2019 / Europe Hub news, Governance & Policy, Research methods, Technology & Innovation, Understanding sustainability

Uncertainty, politics and science

STEPS co-director Andy Stirling has written a series of three blog posts to introduce the STEPS Centre’s theme for 2019:...
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18th February 2019 / Food & Agriculture, Health & Disease, Research methods, South Asia Hub news

How do ‘transformative spaces’ open up possibilities for action?

A paper by Fiona Marshall (SPRU), Jonathan Dolley (SPRU) and Ritu Priya (South Asia Sustainability Hub) explores how 'transformative space...
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