Recent Submissions

  • Innovation For Sustainability In A Changing China: Exploring Narratives And Pathways 

    Ely, Adrian; Geall, Sam (ESRC STEPS Centre, 2015-10-13)
    Given the environmental impacts of China’s current development trajectory and the country’s increasing economic and strategic focus on innovation, China’s progress on sustainable and low-carbon innovation is of crucial ...
  • Adapting To Climate Uncertainty In African Agriculture. Narratives And Knowledge Politic 

    Whitfield, Stephen (Routledge, 2016-01-13)
    Future climatic and agro-ecological changes in Africa are uncertain and associated with high degrees of spatial and temporal variability and this change is differently simulated within divergent climate-crop models and in ...
  • Technology For Autonomy And Resistance: The Appropriate Technology Movement In South America 

    Arond, Elisa; Fressoli, Mariano (ESRC STEPS Centre, 2015-10-20)
    Between the 1970s and 1980s appropriate technology (AT) become a worldwide grassroots innovation movement that sought to redefine technology as a tool for development. In South America, AT emerged in a context of political ...
  • Africa’s Land Rush 

    Scoones, Ian; Hall, Ruth; Tsikata, Dzodzi (2015-06-13)
    Africa has been at the centre of a “land grab” in recent years, with investors lured by projections of rising food prices, growing demand for “green” energy, and cheap land and water rights. But such land is often also ...
  • 3D Printing In Latin America – A New Technological Revolution? 

    Smith, Adrian; Fressoli, Mariano (Inter-American Development Bank, 2015-10-16)
    This article by Mariano Fressoli (STEPS América Latina) and Adrian Smith (SPRU/STEPS) considers whether 3D printing signals a technological revolution for Latin America. Published in the 50th Anniversary issue of the ...
  • Peri-Urbanism in Globalizing India: A Study of Pollution, Health and Community Awareness 

    Waldman, Linda; Bisht, Ramila; Arora, Meghana; Mehrotra, Ritu Priya; Marshall, Fiona; Saharia, Rajashree; Kapoor, Abhinav; Rizvi, Bushra; Hamid, Yasir; Chopra, Ima; Sawansi, Kumud T. (MDPI, 2017-08-30)
    This paper examines the intersection between environmental pollution and people’s acknowledgements of, and responses to, health issues in Karhera, a former agricultural village situated between the rapidly expanding ...
  • Governing Food And Agriculture In A Warming World 

    Newell, Peter; Taylor, Olivia; Tonui, Charles (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018-01-05)
    Understanding how, why, and whether the trade-offs and tensions around simultaneous implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals are resolved both sustainably and equitably requires an appreciation of power relations ...
  • Improving Technology Transfer Through National Systems Of Innovation: Climate Relevant Innovation-System Builders (CRIBs) 

    Ockwell, David; Byrne, Rob (Taylor and Francis Goup, 2015-06-14)
    The Technology Executive Committee (TEC) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recently convened a workshop seeking to understand how strengthening national systems of innovation (NSIs) might ...
  • Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation in Urbanising Contexts 

    Marshall, Fiona; Dolley, Jonathan; Bisht, Ramila; Priya, Ritu; Waldman, Linda; Amerasinghe, Priyanie; Randhawa, Pritpal (Routledge, 2018)
    The world’s urban population is expected to rise from 3.9 to 6.4 billion people between 2014 and 2050, with 90% of this increase in Asia and Africa (UN, 2014). While the impacts of urbanisation on ecosystems and the ...
  • Transforming Governance In Telecoupled Food Systems 

    Eakin, Hallie; Rueda, Ximena; Mahanti, Ashwina (The Resilience Alliance, 2017)
    In this paper we analyse how new actors, interests, and resources become salient to food system governance and how the domain of food system governance transforms as a result. Specifically, we focus on how the boundaries ...
  • Promoting Agency For Social-Ecological Transformation: A Transformation-Lab In The Xochimilco Social-Ecological System 

    Charli-Joseph, Lakshmi; Siqueiros, J. Mario; Eakin, Hallie; Manuel-Navarrete, David; Shelton, Rebecca (The Resilience AllianceThe Resilience Alliance, 2018)
    Experiments to create spaces for social-ecological transformation are multiplying. These experiments aim at transcending traditional spaces for rational deliberation, planning, and participatory decision-making. We present ...
  • Political Ecologies of Carbon in Africa 

    Leach, Melissa; Scoones, Ian (Routledge, 2015)
    The last decade has seen a wave of forest carbon projects across the world, many in Africa. These have been a response to the pressing challenges of climate change mitigation. Conserving or enhancing forest carbon stocks ...
  • Carbon Conflicts and Forest Landscapes in Africa 

    Scoones, Ian; Leach, Melissa (Routledge, 2015-06-11)
    Amidst the pressing challenges of global climate change, the last decade has seen a wave of forest carbon projects across the world, designed to conserve and enhance forest carbon stocks in order to reduce carbon emissions ...
  • Governing Agricultural Sustainability: Global Lessons From GM Crops 

    Ripalda, Susana; Macnaghten, Phil (Routledge, 2015-07-17)
    Although GM crops are seen by their advocates as a key component of the future of world agriculture and as part of the solution for world poverty and hunger, their uptake has not been smooth nor universal: they have been ...
  • Power in Practice: Insights from Technography and Actor-Network Theory for Agricultural Sustainability 

    Glover, Dominic; Arora, Saurabh (ESRC STEPS Centre, 2017-10)
    In this paper, we use conceptual insights from two distinct traditions within the social studies of science and technology, namely actor-network theory (ANT) and technography, to explore the relationship between power and ...
  • Land Grabbing in Environmental Studies 

    Scoones, Ian (Routledge, 2018)
    Land grabbing emerged as a global phenomenon in the period following the global financial crisis of 2007-08. Investors in search of financial returns looked to land across the world, but particularly in parts of Africa and ...
  • Uncertainty in Environmental Studies 

    Andy, Stirling (Routledge, 2018)
    Threats to climate, biodiversity, soils, air and water join long-standing issues of poverty and vulnerability in demanding urgent action. Radical transformations are required in global institutions and infrastructures for ...
  • Understanding The Diffusion Modes Of Grassroots Innovations In India: A Study Of Honey Bee Network Supported Innovators 

    Abrol, Dinesh; Gupta, Ankush (Taylor and Francis Online, 2015-01-30)
    In this paper we examine the outcomes and connections of preferences of the non-formal innovators identified by the Honey Bee Network (HBN) in India. The chosen mode of diffusion of each innovation has been correlated to ...
  • Gender Equality And Sustainable Development 

    Leach, Melissa (Routledge, 2015)
    For pathways to be truly sustainable and advance gender equality and the rights and capabilities of women and girls, those whose lives and well-being are at stake must be involved in leading the way. Gender Equality and ...
  • Logics Of Government Innovation And Reform Management In China 

    Husain, Lewis (ESRC STEPS Centre, 2015-07-06)
    Since the beginning of reforms in the late 1970s, China has developed rapidly, transforming itself into a middle-income country, raising hundreds of millions out of poverty and, latterly, developing broad-based social ...

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