Conservation and Agrarian Change
Conservation and agrarian change have been staple interests of political ecology ever since it emerged as a discipline, with political ecologists exploring and engaging with cases and processes around the world. This on-line pre-conference workshop discusses on going and emerging political ecology approaches to conservation from a range of perspectives, including the neoliberalisation of nature in Protected Areas, the opportunities of ‘Convivial’ conservation, Other-Than-Human political ecologies of wildlife conservation, and the demand to cultivate ‘critical reflexivity’ for conservation. It engages in agrarian change through a focus on the reasons and effects of deagrarianisation and through political ecologies of ‘sustainable’ global food supply chains.
We have 6 Sessions in the workshop, each with a series of pre-recorded presentations by political ecologists from around the world. We invite you to watch these pre-recorded presentations, and to engage with the online discussion forum in order to share your own experiences, insights and questions. 4 out of our 6 Sessions also have a Live Discussion scheduled during this week, and we invite you to join us for those. We also have a Final workshop Live Discussion, to bring together the issues and interests and ideas shared across all 6 Sessions.
Session details (N.B. Please note the timings, as there is a switch from BST and CEST at the start of the workshop, to GMT and CET by the end of it):
- The production and neoliberalisation of nature in the PAs. Towards a public political ecology | Noelia Garcia Rodriguez [no Live Discussion]
- Cultivating Critical Reflexivity for Conservation | Sam Staddon, Omar Saif, Fleur Nash, Timur Jack-Kadioglu. Live Discussion 24th October (15.00-16.00 BST / 16.00-17.00 CEST)
- Convivial conservation: opportunities and limitations? | Judith Krauss, Laila Sandroni and Mathew Bukhi Mabele. Live Discussion 28th October (12.30-13.30 BST / 13.30-14.30 CEST)
- Other-than-Human Political Ecologies of Wildlife Conservation | Sayan Banerjee. Live Discussion 28th October (14.00-15.00 BST / 15.00-16.00 CEST)
- Deagrarianisation: what are the underlying reasons and effects with focus on livelihoods, poverty reduction and climate change | Sheona Shackleton, Klara Fischer [No Live Discussion]
- The political ecology of “sustainable” global food supply chains: prospects and limits for transformative change | Joss Lyons-White, Izabela Delabre, Rachael D. Garrett. Live Discussion 31st October (15:00 – 16:00 GMT / 16:00-17:00 CET)
- Final Workshop Live Discussion 31st October (16:15 -17:15 GMT / 17:15 -16:15 CET)
ALL Live Discussions can be joined using this link:
- Passcode: POLLEN2022