Sessions will be from 9.00 am to 11.15 am for the morning sessions and from 12.30 pm to 2.30pm for the afternoon sessions, except for the opening day of the summer school.
Monday July 2, 2012
9:30-10:30 Opening of the Summer School
I. CORE CONCEPTS AND THEORIES
1. What is political ecology and how does it manifest?
10:30-13:30 (Joan Martinez-Alier)
- Robbins P. 2004. Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction. Blackwell. Chapter 1.
- Martinez-Alier, J., 2009. Social metabolism, ecological distribution conflicts, and languages of valuation, Capitalism Nature Socialism, 20 (1): 58-87.
- Martinez-Alier, J., 2012. Environmental justice and economic degrowth: An alliance between two movements, Capitalism Nature Socialism, 23 (1): 51-73.
- Vallejo, M.C. et al, 2011. Metabolic profile of the Colombian economy from 1970 to 2007, Journal of Industrial Ecology, 15 (2), 245-267.
Tuesday July 3, 2012
2. Theoretical perspectives on environmental inequalities –
9:00-11:15 (Isabelle Anguelovski)
- Pellow, D. N. 2000. Environmental inequality formation: Toward a theory of environmental injustice. American Behavioral Scientist 43 (4): 581-601.
- Rudel, T, T. Roberts and J. Carmin. 2011. Political economy of the environment. Annual Review of Sociology, 37: 221-238.
3. Recognition and participations as dimensions of environmental justice. Participatory exclusions. Languages of valuation –
14:00-16:00 (Robert Bullard/Joan Martinez Alier)
- Bullard, R. D. 1990. Race, class, and the politics of place. Chapter 2 in Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality. Boulder: Westview Press. Available at: http://www.ciesin.org/docs/010-278/010-278chpt2.html
- Schlosberg, D. 2003. The justice of environmental justice: Reconciling equity, recognition, and participation in a political movement. In A. Light and A De-Shalit (eds.), Moral and Political Reasoning in Environmental Practice. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 77-106.
- Agarwal, Bina. Participatory exclusions, community forestry, and gender: An analysis for South Asia and a conceptual framework. World Development 29 (10): 1623-1648.
Wednesday July 4, 2012
4. Urban dimensions of environmental and spatial inequity –
9:00-11:15 (Isabelle Anguelovski)
Presentation by Filka Sekulova: The tourist housing boom and bust in a post-socialist context: a snapshot from Bulgaria
- Agyeman, J, R. Bullard R., and V. Evans. 2002. Exploring the nexus: Bringing together sustainability, environmental justice and equity. Space and Polity 6 (1): 70-90.
- Bullard, R. D. 2007. "Smart growth meets environmental justice." In R. D. Bullard (ed.), Growing Smarter: Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice and Regional Equity. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
- Anguelovski, Isabelle. 2011. Towards new directions in urban environmental justice: Re-building place and nurturing community. Under review
II. ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICES AND CONFLICTS
5. Corporate accountability and legal dimensions of addressing the environmental liabilities of transnational firms –
12:30-14:30 (David Szablowski/Joan Martinez Alier)
- Gordon, H. D. and K. I. Hartley. 2005. "Environmental justice and the legal system." Pp. 153-170 in David Pellow and Robert J. Brulle (eds.) Power, Justice and the Environment: A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement. Cambridge MA: MIT Press.
- Newell, P. 2005. Citizenship, accountability and community: The limits of the CSR agenda. International Affairs 81 (3): 541-557.
- Martinez-Alier, J., The Chevron Texaco court decision in Ecuador (14 Febr 2011 and 3 Jan 2012 court decisions are available in Spanish and English on the website of Business and Human Rights).
- Stephenson, M and L.A. Schweitzer. 2011. Learning from the quest for environmental justice in the Niger River Delta. In J. Carmin and J. Agyeman (eds.), Environmental Inequalities Beyond Borders: Local Perspectives on Global Injustices. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
This session will be followed by a poster presentation by students (14h30-15h00 to be confirmed)
Thursday July 5, 2012 and Friday July 6, 2012
Students will attend the Workshop on Environmental Conflicts and Justice at La Pedrera in Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia, 92, Barcelona (Metro Passeig de Gràcia and FGC Provença)
Monday July 9, 2012
6. Environmental advocacy, organizing, and mobilization at the national scale –
9:00-11:15 (Marco Armiero/ Stefania Barca on Italian working class environmentalism)
- Barca S. 2012. Bread and poison: The story of labor environmentalism in Italy, 1968-1998. In C. Sellers and J. Melling (eds.) Dangerous Trade; Histories of Industrial Hazards across a Globalizing World. In press.
- Pellow, D. and R. Brulle, eds. 2005. "Power, justice, and the environment: Toward critical environmental justice studies" Chapter 1 in Power, Justice and the Environment: A Critical Reappraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement. Cambridge: MIT Press.
- Loh, P. and Sugerman-Brozan, J. 2002. Environmental justice organizing for environmental health: Case study on asthma and diesel exhaust in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 584: 110-124.
- Armiero, M and D'Alisa G., 2012. Rights of Resistance: Struggling for Ecological Democracy in the 21st Century.Capitalism Nature Socialism. (Optional Reading)
7. Participatory and Collaborative Research. Teaching and learning Political Ecology with Environmental Justice Organizations
12:30-14:30 Joan Martinez Alier and ICTA researchers
Presentation of EJOLT (www.ejolt.org): Leah Temper and Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos: 10 minutes
Each researcher will present their research, 20 minutes with questions (total 75 minutes)
- Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos: Conflicts on water use and management
- Marta Conde: Uranium mining conflicts in Africa
- Mariana Walter and Sara Latorre: Mining conflicts in Latin America
LAMCA: Nancy Arizpe, Video documentaries on Environmental Conflicts (25 minutes)
At 18:00, students will attend Dr. Karen Bakker's presentation (University of British Columbia) in Poble Nou, Barcelona city (more details to come).
Tuesday July 10, 2012
III. CASE STUDIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICTS
8. Environmental conflicts in Spain
9:00-11:15 (ICTA researchers)
- Miquel Ortega and Mariana Walter: Material flows in Spain 1980-2010 and conflicts on the extraction of building materials.
- Beatriz Rodriguez Labajos, Didac Jordà, Clara Sisteré: Environmental conflicts and the use of rivers in Catalonia
- Pere Ariza: Fighting around windmills: Procedural environmental justice of wind energy in Catalonia, Spain.
9. Conflicts and the use of forest resources: From biopiracy and deforestation to new biomass conflicts
12:30-14:30 (Joan Martinez Alier/Leah Temper on land grabbing and tree plantation conflicts/ Arnim Scheidel and Alevgul Sorman on social metabolism and land grabbing)
- Shiva, V. 2000. North-South conflicts in intellectual property rights. Peace Review. (4): 501-08.
- Ho, C. 2006. Biopiracy and beyond: A consideration of socio-cultural conflicts with global patent policies. University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. 39.
- Gerber, JF. 2010. Conflicts over industrial tree plantations in the South: Who, how and why? Global Environmental Change. 21 (1): 165-176.
This session will be followed by a presentation by Dr. Philippe Le Billon, Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia (from 14:30, duration to be defined)
Wednesday July 11, 2012
10. Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Governance in Climate Change. Governance and adaptation in climate impacted regions
9:00-11:15 (Isabelle Anguelovski/Christos Zografos/Joan Martinez-Alier)
- Climate change, hydro-conflict and security: insights from the CLICO FP7 research project – Christos Zografos
- Roberts, J. T. and B. C. Parks. 2009. "Ecologically unequal exchange, ecological debt, and climate justice: The history and implications of three related ideas for a new social movement." International Journal of Comparative Sociology 50 (3-4): 385-409.
- Dodman, D. and D. Satterthwaite. 2008. "Institutional capacity, climate change adaptation and the urban poor." IDS Bulletin, 39 (4): 67-74.
- Recommended: Ludwig Ralf, Roson Roberto, Zografos Christos, Kallis Giorgios. 2001. Towards an inter-disciplinary research agenda on climate change, water and security in Southern Europe and neighboring countries. Environmental Science and Policy (14) 794-803.
11. Main lessons from the course: From social metabolism to glocal environmental conflicts: Contesting inequalities through transnational networks –
12:30-14:30 (Mariana Walter/Isabelle Anguelovski)
- Hicks, Barbara. 2011. Hicks, Barbara. "Bypassing the State to Strengthen the Rule of Law? Local Activists, Transnational Networks and Gold Mining in Bulgaria." In J. Carmin and J. Agyeman (eds.), Environmental Inequalities Beyond Borders: Local Perspectives on Global Injustices. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
- Pellow, D. Politics by other greens: The importance of transnational environmental justice movement networks. In J. Agyeman and J. Carmin (eds.), Environmental Inequalities Beyond Borders: Local Perspectives on Global Injustices.
- The Basel Action Network and Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition. 2002. Exporting Harm: The High-Tech Trashing of Asia. http://www.ban.org/E-waste/technotrashfinalcomp.pdf
14:30-16:00 This session will be followed by a presentation by Dr. Anitra Nelson (Associate Professor
School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University, Australia) on her book Life Without Money: Building Fair and Sustainable Economies (Pluto Press, London).
16:00 Summer School Ends