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Lausanne doctoral seminar in political ecology


Printemps 2018

Lang EN Workshop language is English
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Christian Kull


Christian Kull, Université de Lausanne

Flore Lafaye de Micheaux, Doctorante, Université de Lausanne


Political ecology is an approach to studying diverse issues at the intersection of society and environment. It differs from 'a-political' ecologies in paying particular attention to not just material processes, but also social relations, power dynamics, and discursive framings, often with an associated normative stance emphasising social justice and environmental sustainability. Political ecology champions place-based, empirical fieldwork as well as the historical and multi-scale context. It is animated by robust theoretical discussions drawing on, for instance, Marxist political economy, post-structuralism, post-colonialism, feminism, actor-network theory, and diverse natural sciences.


This three day interactive seminar seeks to build on the knowledge of both participants and facilitators to identify the value of this approach, to survey recent developments, and to apply the approach to a concrete case in order to contribute to its evolution. On day one we will review the central tenets of political ecology, and map out key ideas and their genealogies. On day two we focus on recent, path-breaking literature in the field. On day three we apply our ideas to a concrete case study.


The format of the seminar mixes lectures and seminar discussions with numerous participatory activities.





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