Tackling unregulated health markets

Follow the Washington debate which launched our new book on the spread of health markets in developing countries via the event Storify. New book: Transforming health markets Our new book in the STEPS Centre’s Pathways to Sustainability book series looks at how the challenge of unregulated health markets is being addressed. Transforming Health Markets in Asia and Africa:…

Video: Adrian Ely on steps to sustainability (TEDx)

Adrian Ely talked about technology, innovation and the STEPS Centre’s ideas on pathways to sustainability earlier this year at TEDx Sussex University. The video’s just been made available, so here it is: Video linkAdrian Ely’s profile (STEPS Centre website)

Agriculture as Assembly (or, what is the nature of the factory in ‘factory farming’?)

By Jim Sumberg and John Thompson When considering the nature and spatial distribution of economic activity, two fundamental contrasts take centre stage: ‘urban vs. rural’ and ‘industry vs. agriculture’. While it is clear that ‘urban agriculture’ and ‘rural industry’ are possibilities (indeed important realities), it is the ‘urban + industry’ and ‘rural + agriculture’ associations…

Health markets: Gerry Bloom and David Peters in Nature

Gerry Bloom, STEPS health convenor and David Peters (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) have a comment piece in Nature today, on the challenge of unregulated health markets in the developing world. “Bringing order to unruly health markets is a major challenge. Yet the problem is largely ignored by governments and international agencies. The…

Pastoralism: the hidden story of development in the Horn of Africa

Our new book Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins explores the hidden story of pastoralism in the Horn of Africa. The latest volume in our Pathways to Sustainability book series, it contains 20 chapters on empirical research on the current state of pastoralism; it is edited by Andy Catley, Jeremy Lind…

EVENTS NEXT WEEK: TIM JACKSON LECTURE AND BRIGHTON DEBATE

Next week is the start of our first ever Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability in Brighton. Although most of the session are only open to the 42 invited participants, we’re also holding a couple of events which are open to the public: Tim Jackson: Where is the green economy? Prosperity, work and sustainability ‘after…

VIDEO: TECHNOLOGY & THE GREEN ECONOMY

Our session at Planet Under Pressure in March looked at how to open up diverse pathways to sustainability, looking at different technologies from around the world. Adrian Ely (STEPS) spoke about the STEPS Centre’s work on how to introduce more diversity and inclusion in how science & technology is organised and funded. Other speakers talked…

STEPS SUMMER SCHOOL: MAY 2012

An event at the STEPS Centre We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be holding a two-week Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability next May. An international group of leading researchers will run interactive sessions drawing on their work into the interactions of social, technological and environmental systems. The Summer School is aimed at a selected…

VIDEO: MELISSA LEACH AT NESS 2011

Melissa Leach, STEPS Centre Director, spoke at NESS 2011 (The 10th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference) in Stockholm last week. Her talk (56 minutes), “Pathways to sustainability? Environmental social science and justice in a complex, dynamic age” explains the STEPS Centre’s work in the context of the rapidly changing, complex world we live in. Video…