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STEPS members featured in global list of highly cited researchers

Two STEPS Centre members have been included for the second year running in the Highly Cited Researchers List produced by the analytics company Clarivate. Ian Scoones, Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies and co-director of the STEPS Centre, is included in the list, which recognises the global influence of academics within their field….

TAPESTRY events at the COP26 conference

The TAPESTRY project is hosting three side events at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, November 2021. Transforming Deserts, Deltas and Deconstructing Cities 7 November at 8:30-9:30 am South Asian Regional Resilience Hub Join Zoom event ‘From a fast-vanishing riverine landscape’: tales of uncertainty, resilience and transformation through visual stories and narratives 9 November 2021 at…

Transformations Conference 2021: STEPS Methods Sessions

The upcoming annual Transformations Conference will feature a talks by STEPS colleagues reflecting on questions of methods and methodology. These talks will form part of the Centre’s theme for 2021: Methods. The sessions will take place on 17-18 June, and are open to registered participants of the 2021 Transformations Conference. The Sessions Theories and Perspectives…

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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 voices and ideas will shape the pathways that are chosen? This animation introduces the idea of pathways to sustainability – a way to think about challenging sustainability problems and their alternatives. Watch the video About…

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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 in the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers List, compiled by Clarivate Analytics.   The list includes STEPS Centre co-director Professor Ian Scoones of the Institute of Development Studies, and Professor Adrian Smith of the Science Policy…

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 moving with their herds. However, it can often been a neglected or marginalised subject. A new IDS Bulletin reflects on fifty years of research on pastoralism at the Institute of Development Studies, bringing together 13…

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 control’, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. The talk was given as part of ESG India’s seminar series Imaginaries for a Resilient and Inclusive New World. A video recording of the talk is available…

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 and diverse, from rural and urban communities, young and old, from different geographic and economic groups, we are each living with different realities of a global crisis. In the April episode of Between the Lines,…

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IDS podcast: The Politics of Green Transformations

In this month’s edition of the Institute of Development Studies podcast, Between the Lines, IDS Director Melissa Leach, STEPS co-director Ian Scoones and Sussex professor Peter Newell discuss their co-edited book, The Politics of Green Transformations. Drawing on international examples, they reflect on past transformations as examples of positive change and examine the factors that…

STEPS Uncertainty Podcast

The STEPS Uncertainty Podcast is a series of four conversations recorded with participants after our symposium in July 2019, available as a podcast to stream or download. The symposium, The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action, explored the many ways that people understand and respond to uncertainty in different domains – including finance…