P19
The politics of environment and natural resource governance and livelihoods [Environment, natural resources and climate change Study Group]

Convenors:
Fiona Nunan (University of Birmingham)
John Morton (University of Greenwich)
Location:
Room 7 (Examination Schools)
Start time:
13 September, 2016 at 14:00
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

Analysing power and politics is fundamental to analyses of governance and livelihoods in environment, natural resource and climate change contexts. The panel draws on a range of analytical approaches and situations to investigate how power and politics influence decision-making and livelihoods.

Long abstract:

The 2016 DSA Conference marks the re-establishment of a study group on environment, natural resources and climate change. Separate environment and climate change study groups have existed in the past in the DSA, but it's been some years since these groups were active and so we've brought environment, climate change and renewable natural resources together into one group. We welcome new and existing members to propose papers for our panel sessions on the politics of environment and natural resource governance and livelihoods. Analysing power and politics is fundamental to analyses of governance and livelihoods in environment, natural resource and climate change contexts. The panel welcomes paper proposals that draw on a range of analytical approaches and situations to investigate how power and politics influence decision-making, and allocation of, and access to, resources, with implications for livelihoods, wider development and the status of the environment and natural resources. Such approaches might include political ecology, institutional analysis, analysis of power and gendered relations and analysis of social movements.