DSA Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change Study group
The ENRCC group was formed in 2015 and welcomes a broad range of interests related to the environment and development. These may include a focus on different types of renewable natural resources (water, forests, fisheries, etc.), different analytical perspectives (political economy, political ecology, institutional, common property theory, governance etc.), a concern with the relationships between poverty and the environment and analyses of climate change and development.
Areas of activity include:
- Workshops and seminars
- Panel proposals to the DSA Conference
- Sharing of conference and workshop calls
- Joint writing and development of research proposals
Those interested to get involved inthe group should contact the group convenor with contact information and information on their areas of interest.
Next Study Group event
Workshop: 12th May 2017, University of Birmingham
Analysing natural resource governance: learning from contrasting approaches
Organisers: Dr Fiona Nunan, International Development Department, University of Birmingham, and Dr Mikkel Funder, Danish Institute for International Studies
Call for abstracts
The Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change Study Group of the DSA is organising a workshop for which abstracts are invited for paper presentations. The purpose of the workshop is to compare and learn from different approaches that have been taken towards analysing the governance of renewable natural resources in developing countries. Different theoretical and conceptual approaches have been taken towards the analysis of natural resource governance and there is much to learn from comparing assumptions, approaches, findings and conclusions. Such approaches include those drawing on:
- Political ecology
- Institutional analysis, including the use of the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework and critical institutionalism
- Decentralisation literature
- Network perspectives
- Co-management literature
- Multi-level governance
- Adaptive governance
Abstracts of up to 300 words are invited for paper presentations at the one day workshop. It is envisaged that a special issue of a journal and/or an edited book will be planned from the workshop.
Abstracts should be submitted to f.s.nunan(at)bham.ac.uk by 13th February 2017.
Reasonable travel expenses may be reimbursable for DSA members within the UK.
Fiona Nunan (University of Birmingham)