Tilburg University A politics of (in)security Besters
... object of security. This is reductive in that a collective subject is not only the instance that
needs to be secured but also the instance that is secure or insecure and relates to itself as such.
In order to account for the collective subject in the twofold sense of an instance that needs
Power Analysis as a Critique of Power Politics
... Every sizable intellectual enterprise starts with one or more basic puzzles. My first puzzle
was the ubiquity of power in international explanations. It was a central concept for
understanding and, indeed, for characterising international politics; and yet, everyone used
it differently. Despite its ...
IUCN Securing Protected Areas
... planning, management, and implementation. Co-management approaches will become
the norm, whereby local communities will take care of selected functions of area management. In some cases, local groups will assume primary authority and responsibility for
particular areas, especially where they are loc ...
Discourse and the Social Practice of Strategy
... Pekka Pälli, I have truly enjoyed working with you. I wouldn’t have learned so much
about language and discourse without those long discussions that we’ve had in cafés,
libraries, offices, conferences etc. in Lahti, Helsinki, Vienna, Coventry, and so forth.
You have also told me various tacit academ ...
Fundamental Assumptions in Narrative Analysis
... typology would then be tested and tweaked by the co-researcher and the process would resume
until we were satisfied that we had the most generic, yet useful, typology and that studies in
our sample could properly find their place within one type or another in each typology.
The fact that we have dif ...
RegioNAL NAtuRAL ReSouRceS MANAgeMeNt PLAN VoLuMe 1
... leadership role in natural resources management through building knowledge and relationships, and
developing tools and policy frameworks to inform and improve its own decision making and that of
The delivery of the Board’s programs is heavily reliant on numerous stakeholders and partners. Th ...
Rethinking polarity for the twenty-first century
... I am also very grateful to the POLSIS department for awarding me a teaching scholarship and
for supporting my successful application for a UK-government ORSAS Award. I would like to
thank my fellow PhD students in the department for their friendship and support and in
particular would like to thank ...
... 1. There is a “balance of nature,” in which
natural systems are stable and tend to return
to an original state after disturbance.
2. Each species has a distinct role to play in
maintaining that balance.
Scientists now recognize that ecological
interactions are more complex.
One view that stood the t ...
the ecology and microbiology of Vibrio cholerae
... cause epidemic disease in humans, an interesting question is how epidemic strains arise. Horizontal gene trans- As described by microbiologists, the viable-but-non-culmission through bacteriophages (viruses that infect bac- turable (VBNC) state is a response to rapid transitions in
teria) and other ...
Climate change and Arctic sustainable development
... natural environment, heedless of the consequences of their actions. This trend is in the
process of being reversed. Even despite the financial crisis that is shaking our world,
the growing environmental concern has not waned. On the contrary, people’s minds
have opened up to a new awareness and conn ...
POWER: A RADICAL VIEW, SECOND EDITION
... critique was of the ‘ruling elite model’ and, more generally, of
Marxist-inspired and related ideas of a ‘ruling class’. The methodology was ‘behaviorist’ with a focus on decision-making. This
essentially meant identifying power with its exercise (recall Mills
had written that actually making decisi ...
Vanúbia Araújo Laulate Moncayo A SUSTAINABILITY
... transforming it into meanings. But by
the same token, as you are enable to do
this your are also constrained to do it;
you have not internalized an experience
until have transformed it into meaning.
And once you have done that, it has the
potential for being worded – it can now
be transformed into t ...
The Political Life of Wetlands in Southern Louisiana
... uneven development of wetlands as a regime of accumulation because wetland banking actually
enables the continued development of wetland environments, all while revaluing the fixed capital
of previous invests in extractive industries. Finally, I argue that wetland banking acts as a mode
of social re ...
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... This review is a product of the Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP)
Partnership. The initial objective of this review was to provide the members LEAP Technical
Advisory Group (TAG) on biodiversity with a common ground of knowledge on the main
biodiversity indicators and assessm ...
Word - Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal
... relationship between the new science of sex and human freedom is far more complicated. The
relationship between sex and power had long been one of confession rather than repression.
Pastoral power played a role in regulating the passions of the laity through the confessional
centuries before the bou ...
SAIN resources about Ecological Recovery
... restoration as readily as an approach based on the active manipulation of existing structure
and composition. In addition, institutions are still adjusting to recent changes in management
priorities. Although some innovative projects have been developed, adaptive management in
its most rigorous sen ...
international standards for the practice of ecological restoration
... to immobilize an ecological community at some point in time, but rather
to optimize potential for local species and communities to recover and
continue to reassemble, adapt, and evolve. The Standards provide a
specific procedure for developing targets and evaluating the recovery of
six key ecosystem ...
Simulation Validation for Societal Systems
... Simulation models, particularly those used for evaluation of real world policies and
practices, are growing in size and complexity. As the size and complexity of the model
increases so does the time and resources needed to validate the model. Multi-agent
network models pose an even greater challenge ...
Climate Change and Queensland Biodiversity
... assumptions that will be proved incorrect. For example,
there is uncertainty about whether or not El Niños will
increase (Vecchi and Witternberg 2010; see section 6.1),
and this report may have erred by assuming they will not. It
may be too optimistic about animals adjusting to reduced
nutrients in ...
Anurag Agrawal - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
... Other Relevant Teaching and Advising Activities, Accomplishments, etc.
Participating instructor in the Organization for Tropical Studies Field Course in Plant-Animal
Interactions in the Tropics (January 2010, La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica).
Participating instructor in an Insect Chemical Ec ...
ESA 2010 handbook - Ecological Society of Australia
... i) their application is made in writing [deleting ‘and is signed by themselves and supported by two (2)
members of the Society recommending membership of the Society’];
ii) their application is approved by the Executive [adding ‘or delegate on the basis that their activities or
qualifications are co ...
Ecogovernmentality, (or environmentality), is the application of Foucault’s concepts of biopower and governmentality to the analysis of the regulation of social interactions with the natural world. The concept of Ecogovernmentality expands on Foucault’s genealogical examination of the state to include ecological rationalities and technologies of government (Malette, 2009). Begun in the mid-1990s by a small body of theorists (Luke, Darier, and Rutherford) the literature on ecogovernmentality grew as a response to the perceived lack of Foucauldian analysis of environmentalism and in environmental studies.Following Michel Foucault, writing on ecogovernmentality focuses on how government agencies, in combination with producers of expert knowledge, construct “The Environment.” This construction is viewed both in terms of the creation of an object of knowledge and a sphere within which certain types of intervention and management are created and deployed to further the government’s larger aim of managing the lives of its constituents. This governmental management is dependent on the dissemination and internalization of knowledge/power among individual actors. This creates a decentered network of self-regulating elements whose interests become integrated with those of the State.Ecogovernmentality is part of the broader area of political ecology. It can be situated within the ongoing debates over how to balance concern with socio-natural relationships with attention to the actual environmental impact of specific interactions. The term is most useful to authors like Bryant, Watts and Peet who argue for the importance of a phenomenology of nature that builds from post-structuralist concerns with knowledge, power and discourse. In addition, it is of particular use to geographers because of its ability to link place based socio-environmental phenomena with the non-place based influences of both national and international systems of governance. Particularly, for studies of environmental changes that extend beyond the borders one particular region, ecogovernmentality can prove a useful analytical tool for tracing the manifestations of specific policy across scales ranging from the individual, the community, the state and on to larger structures of international environmental governance.