[WSMDiscuss] Fwd: Fwd: [New post] Announcing POLLEN18: Political Ecology, the Green Economy, and Alternative Sustainabilities

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Subject: 	Fwd: [New post] Announcing POLLEN18: Political Ecology, the 
Green Economy, and Alternative Sustainabilities
Date: 	Sat, 16 Sep 2017 12:12:43 +0000
From: 	Connor Joseph Cavanagh <connor.cavanagh at nmbu.no>

Dear members of the POLLEN18 Advisory Board,

As you can see below, the conference CfP has now been published online 
at the POLLEN network’s website, and via a variety of different email 
distribution lists.

At this stage, any help that you could offer us with further 
distributing the CfP throughout your own networks would be much appreciated.

Thanks again for your assistance with this – it is very exciting indeed 
to have you all on board!

All the very best,

*Dr. Connor Joseph Cavanagh*
Research Fellow
Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric),
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
NMBU Staff Profile <http://goo.gl/mNebYB> | Google Scholar 
<http://goo.gl/KXP03j>| ResearchGate <http://goo.gl/EIuhdR> | Twitter 
*Latest publications:* *Cavanagh, C.J. *(2017). Anthropos into 
humanitas: civilizing violence, scientific forestry, and the ‘Dorobo 
question’ in eastern Africa 
/Environment and Planning D: Society and Space./
*Cavanagh, C. J.* (2017). Enclosure, dispossession, and the green 
economy: new contours of internal displacement in Liberia and Sierra 
/African Geographical Review./
*Cavanagh, C.J.* and T.A. Benjaminsen. (2017). Political ecology, 
variegated green economies, and the foreclosure of alternative 
/Journal of Political Ecology /24: 200-  216.

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>     Announcing POLLEN18: Political Ecology, the Green Economy, and
>     Alternative Sustainabilities
>     <http://politicalecologynetwork.com/2017/09/16/announcing-pollen18-political-ecology-the-green-economy-and-alternative-sustainabilities/>
> byConnor Joseph Cavanagh 
> <http://politicalecologynetwork.com/author/ekosiasa/>
> /*Second Biannual Conference of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN)*/
> *POLLEN18: Political Ecology, the Green Economy, and Alternative 
> Sustainabilities*
> *When*: 20-22 June 2018
> *Where*: Oslo and Akershus University College, Oslo, Norway
> *Organised by*: The Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) Secretariat; 
> Oslo and Akershus University College; Centre for Environment and 
> Development (SUM), University of Oslo; Noragric, Norwegian University 
> of Life Sciences
> *Paper/Panel Submission Deadline:*_15 December 2017
> _*Conference 
> Website_:_*https://politicalecologynetwork.com/pollen-biannual-conference/
> Over the past two decades, political ecologists have provided 
> extensive critiques of the privatization, commodification, and 
> marketization of nature, including of the new forms of accumulation 
> and appropriation that these might facilitate under the more recent 
> guise of the so-called green economy. These critiques have often 
> demonstrated that such approaches can retain deleterious implications 
> for certain vulnerable populations across the developing world and 
> beyond, including in urban centres and within the interstices of the 
> ‘Global North’. With few exceptions, however, political ecologists 
> have paid decidedly less attention to exploring, critically engaging, 
> and ‘planting the seed’ of alternative initiatives for pursuing both 
> sustainability and socio-environmental justice. Surely, many scholars 
> have begun to both support and study movements pursuing alternative 
> socio-ecological relations rooted in critical traditions such as 
> degrowth, postcolonialism, feminism, anarchism, and eco-Marxism. Yet 
> much more could be done to understand and illuminate the prospects for 
> these movements, as well as potential sources of tension and synergy 
> between and amongst them.
> Accordingly, this second biannual conference of the Political Ecology 
> Network (POLLEN) aims to engage the emergence of the green economy or 
> green growth in their various iterations explicitly as a terrain of 
> struggle. In doing so, we invite empirical, conceptual, political, and 
> methodological contributions appraising the ways in which there are 
> many potential ‘alternative sustainabilities’ for pursuing human and 
> non-human well-being in the context of global economic and ecological 
> crises. Each of these reflects often quite variable constellations of 
> social, political, and economic relations. However, there are also 
> diverse efforts underway to pre-empt or to foreclose upon these 
> alternatives – as well as tensions, contradictions, and fissions 
> within movements aiming to actualize or enact them – highlighting an 
> implicit politics of precisely whose conception of sustainability is 
> deemed to be possible or desirable in any given time and place.
> In pursuit of this objective,*proposals for papers and panels*are 
> invited that address one or more of the following themes and issues:
>   * _Concrete forms and effects of green economy practices_including
>     the translation of global discourses into place-based projects and
>     programmes for –/inter alia –/carbon pricing and forestry schemes
>     or other payments for ecosystem services (PES) initiatives;
>     diverse urban socio-ecological metabolisms in the form of ‘green’
>     gentrification, resilience, or ‘sustainable cities’ planning
>     arrangements; mobilities related to ecotourism, refuge-seeking,
>     and/or environmental displacement; biofuels and renewable energy;
>     ‘climate smart agriculture’ and landscape conservation approaches;
>     ‘neoliberal’ conservation or environmental governance strategies.
>   * _Drivers and consequences of the emergence of green
>     capitalism,_such as effects on socioeconomic inequality; conflict,
>     contestations, and ‘green violence’; environmental securitization
>     or militarization; altered patterns of resource access, including
>     along class and gender lines; shifting relations between capital,
>     civil society, and the state; financial crises under conditions of
>     global environmental change; dynamics of land, ‘green’ and water
>     ‘grabbing’ or acquisition; intersections between past and present
>     varieties of green capitalism and ‘environmental’ colonialism.
>   * _Challenges for and pathways to alternative sustainabilities,_such
>     as those rooted in degrowth, postcolonialism or decolonial
>     thought, eco-Marxism, feminism, anarchism, and environmental
>     justice; synergies and tensions between movements of workers,
>     peasants and indigenous peoples; support and opposition to various
>     alternatives from both ‘above’ and ‘below’; prospects for
>     resistances and contestations operating locally as well as across
>     places, spaces, and scales; emerging or mutating forms of rural
>     and urban populism on the political ‘right’ as well as the left;
>     new racisms and identity-based antagonisms in both the Global
>     North and South.
>   * _Conceptual, political and methodological reflections about the
>     role of twenty-first century political ecologies vis-à-vis
>     alternative sustainabilities_, including those examining promises
>     and complications of ‘engaged’ political ecologies; methodological
>     implications of combined scholarship and activism, as well as
>     other methodological and study design challenges in political
>     ecology; the prefiguration of ‘alternative political ecologies’
>     and scholarly practices to synergize with ‘alternative
>     sustainabilities’.
> We invite paper and full panel proposals (with a maximum of 4 paper 
> presentations for 1 panel) for this conference. Please send these 
> topoliticalecology18 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:politicalecology18 at gmail.com>before_15 December 2017_.
> *_Keynote speakers:_*
>  1. Paige West (Barnard College and Columbia University, USA)
>  2. Tania Murray Li (University of Toronto, Canada)
>  3. To be confirmed.
> *Organizing committee
> *_Noragric, Norwegian University of Life Sciences_: Tor A. 
> Benjaminsen, Connor Joseph Cavanagh, Mikael Bergius, Jill T. Buseth, 
> Shai Divon
> _Oslo and Akershus University College:_Hanne Svarstad, Roy Krøvel, 
> Thorgeir Kolshus, Andreas Ytterstad, Berit Aasen
> _Centre for Environment and Development (SUM), University of 
> Oslo:_Mariel Aguilar Støen, Susanne Normann, Jostein Jakobsen
> *Advisory board
> *Bram Büscher (Wageningen University, the Netherlands)
> Christine Noe (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
> Denis Gautier (CIRAD, Montpellier, France)
> Sian Sullivan (Bath Spa University, UK)
> Nitin Rai (ATREE, India)
> Simon Batterbury (Lancaster University, UK)
> Tracey Osborne (University of Arizona, USA)
> Wendy Harcourt (ISS, Erasmus University, the Netherlands)
> Adrian Nel (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
> Andrea Nightingale (University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)
> Wolfram Dressler (University of Melbourne, Australia)
> Rosaleen Duffy (University of Sheffield, UK)
> Ashish Kothari (Kalpavriksh, India)
> Susan Paulson (University of Florida, USA)
> Robert Fletcher (Wageningen University, the Netherlands)
> Amber Huff (IDS, University of Sussex, UK)
> Amita Baviskar (Institute for Economic Growth, India)
> Paul Robbins (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
> Frances Cleaver (University of Sheffield, UK)
> Maano Ramutsindela (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
> Peter Wilshusen (Bucknell University, USA)
> Noella Gray (University of Guelph, Canada)
> Marta Irving (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
> Dan Brockington (University of Sheffield, UK)
> Kristen Lyons (University of Queensland, Australia)
> Esteve Corbera (ICTA, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)
> Elizabeth Shapiro-Garza (Duke University, USA)
> Scott Prudham (University of Toronto, Canada)
> Lyla Mehta (IDS, University of Sussex, UK)
> Jim Igoe (University of Vermont, USA)
> Catherine Corson (Mount Holyoke College, USA)
> Elizabeth Lunstrum (York University, Canada)
> Jun Borras (ISS, Erasmus University, the Netherlands)
> Leah Horowitz (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
> David Tumusiime (Makerere University, Uganda)
> Ken MacDonald (University of Toronto, Canada)
> Marja Spierenburg (Radboud University, the Netherlands)
> Ben Neimark (Lancaster University, UK)
> Isabelle Anguelovski (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)
> Robin Roth (University of Guelph, Canada)
> Christos Zografos (Johns Hopkins University - Pompeu Fabra University, 
> Spain)
> Jessica Dempsey (University of British Columbia, Canada)
> Bill Adams (University of Cambridge, UK)
> *Place and venue:*The Norwegian capital of Oslo is beautifully 
> situated on the coastal Oslofjord, straddling the scenic Akerselva 
> river and surrounded by forests and cultural landscapes. The Oslo and 
> Akershus University College is exceptionally well-situated in the 
> centre of the city, within walking distance of major landmarks and 
> attractions.
> *About POLLEN:*The Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) is an umbrella 
> organisation of political ecology researchers, groups, projects, 
> networks and ‘nodes’ across the globe. As the name suggests, POLLEN 
> seeks to provide a platform for the ‘cross fertilization’ of ideas 
> where the world’s many rich and diverse intellectual traditions of 
> environmental thought can come together, discuss, and debate the 
> latest developments in the field. For more information or to sign up 
> for (free!) membership in the network, please 
> visithttps://politicalecologynetwork.com/
> *Connor Joseph Cavanagh 
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