April 22, 2015 by presa
The workshop explores how environmental justices and injustices result from and/or influence ecosystem management, i.e. ‘justice as effect’ as well as ‘justice as motive’. It calls upon researchers to go beyond understanding justice as a goal and criterion for evaluating outcomes to additionally consider how ecosystem management practices are influenced by concerns over particular injustices and by motivations to act in a way understood to be just. It also seeks to entice researchers to attend to the whole range of justice concerns beyond distributive matters, i.e. examine aspects of participation (e.g. who has a say in decision-making?) and recognition (e.g. whose collective histories, identities and values are acknowledged?).
- What are the linkages between environmental (in)justice and ecosystem management?
- How can we operationalize environmental (in)justice beyond a focus on distribution?
- What would ‘just ecosystem management’ entail?
- What is the evidence for the effects of particular (in)justices on ecosystem management and its ecological and social outcomes?
Keynote speakers: Neil Burgess, Tim Forsyth, Sharad Lele, Jouni Paavola, Terre Satterfield and Bhaskar Vira.
We invite open-minded environmental researchers from multiple disciplinary backgrounds to contribute short presentations to an interdisciplinary dialogue and collective brainstorming on the linkages between ecosystem management and environmental justice. We explicitly invite discussions of work in progress and encourage out-of-the box thinking, and will limit the number of participants to facilitate exchange and dialogue among the participants. Please see the full call for papers for a list of potential topics.
Please send abstracts (up to 300 words, including name, email and institutional affiliation) for proposed contributions to Neil.Dawson@uea.ac.uk by 31 May 2015. All abstracts will be assessed by a panel of reviewers anonymously. Extended abstracts or a summary of key arguments will be due by 01 October 2015 for circulation before the workshop.
Find more information on the call: workshop on ecosystem management and environmental justice