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Mar 31th, 2022
Nathan Oxley
31 March 2022 at 17.00 (UK time) **Please note the new time of this event** This Sussex Development Lecture will introduce the themes of uncertainty explored in the new book The Politics of Climate Change and Uncertainty in India. More information and registration details are on the IDS website. Find out more
Mar 29th, 2022
Nathan Oxley
Five titles from the STEPS Centre’s Pathways to Sustainability book series have been made Open Access for the first time, making them freely available to download, read and share. The new Open Access titles include the first comprehensive discussion of the pathways approach, Dynamic Sustainabilities, to the collective output of the STEPS global consortium, Transformative...
Feb 22th, 2022
Nathan Oxley
We have made our free online course on Pathways to Sustainability available with new video lectures and reading lists. The course introduces a set of ideas, approaches, cases and methods for critical research and action on sustainability, building on the STEPS Centre’s work. Over six sessions, the course explores how diverse pathways to sustainability can...
Feb 17th, 2022
Ian Scoones
Book chapter in African Futures (pp. 101-110). Africa continues to face multiple uncertainties – climate chaos, food insecurity, migration flows, economic volatility, conflict, epidemic disease outbreaks, fragile governance and more. Indeed, it is these issues that dominate popular academic and media coverage of Africa. It’s all doom and gloom, disaster and catastrophe. The solution, so the...
Feb 16th, 2022
Nathan Oxley
16 February 2022 11:00 São Paulo/15:00 Amsterdam/19:30 New Delhi/22:00 Beijing Register Around the world emerging new exclusionary politics are generating deepening inequalities, jobless ‘growth’, climate chaos, and social division. These processes have been intensified or exposed in many places by the Covid-19 pandemic and responses to it, but they are not new. Since 2017 the...
Feb 01th, 2022
Ian Scoones
Published by Routledge Edited by Ian Scoones, Marc Edelman, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Lyda Fernando Forero, Ruth Hall, Wendy Wolford and Ben White The rise of authoritarian, nationalist forms of populism and the implications for rural actors and settings is one of the most crucial foci for critical agrarian studies today, with many consequences for...
Jan 25th, 2022
Nathan Oxley
STEPS work on cities has shown how marginalised zones and excluded groups could play a more central role in sustainable urban futures.
Jan 18th, 2022
Nathan Oxley
In a series of events in 2021 entitled Challenging Research, we asked critical questions on the way we use and think about methodologies in sustainability research. About the series Faced with multiple intersecting crises and long-term social and ecological problems, sustainability research is called to challenge power, revealing alternative pathways to diverse futures. But it...
Jan 18th, 2022
Nathan Oxley
In connection with our 2021 Methods theme, the Mexico-based NGO Umbela – Transformaciones Sostenibles has held a series of online events on the theme of ‘Cultivating Knowledges’. In this fourth conversation, María, Ingrid and Marila talk about what it means to care for and nurture long-term transformation processes. They share learnings from their experiences and...
Jan 13th, 2022
Ian Scoones
edited by Ian Scoones This book is a compilation of 20 articles emerging from researching Zimbabwe’s land reform since 2000. The book is organised into six themes: ‘experiences of land reform’, ‘political contestations’, ‘production and markets’, ‘environmental dynamics’, and ‘land reform in the wider context’. With a new introduction, the book pulls a large body...