[Iag-list] Power in political ecology, Bergen

Simon P J Batterbury simonpjb at unimelb.edu.au
Fri Mar 27 02:46:28 AEDT 2015

Power in political ecology
26th - 27th November 2015, Bergen

Funded and initiated by the Norwegian Research Network on Political Ecology and Environmental Policy and the Norwegian Researcher School in Geography, and is organised by the Department of Geography, University of Bergen

In political ecology, analyses of conflicts in the exploitation, governance and knowledge of the environment and environmental resources form key objects of study. These analyses focus on the involvements of resource users, NGOs, states, planners and (multi)national companies or other actors, including researchers, in material and discursive struggles over access, control and meanings of resources, spaces and landscapes. Identifying power and diverse ways through which power is gained, legitimized, exercised and resisted by different actors in environmental resource governance and at multiple scales is crucial. Understanding power from both structural and actor-oriented perspectives has thus been essential in political ecology, although the concept is not always clearly defined in this field.
This workshop explores the concepts of power used in political ecology. We aim to provide insight into the theories of power explicitly or implicitly used in political ecology. We invite papers on relevant research in contexts from all parts of the world.

Preliminary programme
Thursday 26th November
09:15     Registration
10:00     Jesse Ribot, University of Illinois: Power in natural resource access
11:30     Paper sessions
12:30     Lunch
13:30     Håvard Haarstad, University of Bergen: Power and scale
15:00     Paper sessions
19:00     Dinner

Friday 27th November
09:00     Andrea Nightingale, University of Gothenburg: Power, intersectionality and authority
10:30     Paper sessions
12:00     Lunch
13:00     Tim Richardson, University of Life Sciences, Ås: Power in planning
14:30     Paper sessions

Deadline for submitting abstract:  15th September
Deadline for submitting full paper: 30th October
Deadline for registration without paper: 5th November
E-mail to: ragnhild.overa at geog.uib.no<mailto:ragnhild.overa at geog.uib.no>

Dr. Simon Batterbury
Visiting Reseach Fellow<http://www.cosmopolis.be/news-event/2015-visiting-fellows-brussels-centre-urban-studies>, | Brussels Centre for Urban Studies<http://research.vub.ac.be/urban> | Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium. (community bike workshops in Europe, 10 March-15 June 2015  https://bikeworkshopsresearch.wordpress.com)

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