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New published paper by Jacob Smessaert

Yesterday Jacob Smessaert and Giuseppe Feola published a new paper in Environmental Values with the title “Beyond Statism and Deliberation: Questioning Ecological Democracy through Eco-Anarchism and Cosmopolitics”. The paper can be found with this link: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/whp/ev/pre-prints/content-whp_ev_3565    

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Participatieve garantiesystemen (PGS) voor buurtmarkten

Dit is een instrument voor boer-burgerdialogen dat de mogelijkheden voor een participatief garantiesysteem voor buurtmarkten verkent. Een PGS kan buurtmarkten mogelijk helpen om concrete uitgangpunten voor duurzaamheid vast te leggen die aangepast zijn aan lokale behoeften, kansen en waarden. Het biedt producenten de mogelijkheid om het verhaal achter hun producten en productiewijze te vertellen. PGS…

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Participatory guarantee systems (PGS) for consumers’ buying groups

This is an advisory report for farmer-citizen dialogues around the exploration of the potential for a participatory guarantee system (PGS) for consumers’ buying groups. It can guide participants in the process and the discussions. A consumers’ buying group is a group of citizens who buy collectively from local farmers and producers. Vegetables, fruit, dairy, bread…

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Leonie Guerrero Lara presented at the Fachtag Solidarische Landwirtschaft 2023

Last week, Leonie Guerrero Lara gave a presentation ‘Where does the movement stand today, how does it define and delimit itself?’ which is based on her paper titled ‘Who are “we”? Boundary work of Community Supported Agriculture in Germany and Italy’ and participated in a panel discussion together with Philipp Degens and Lukas Lapschieß von…

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Two new publications

The UNMAKING team is happy to share two papers that were published in the first part of January 2023. The paper titled Degrowth and Agri-Food Systems: A Research Agenda for the Critical Social Sciences, led by Leonie Guerrero Lara, has appeared in the journal Sustainability Science (link here). The paper titled Unlearning in sustainability transitions:…

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Giuseppe Feola discussed project publications at KTH

Today Giuseppe Feola gave a guest lecturer at the Graduate School on ‘Reflexive and Critical Perspectives on Sustainability Transitions’ at the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). He discussed the following papers with an engaged audience of early-career sustainability transition scholars: Feola, G. 2020. Capitalism in sustainability transitions research: Time for a critical turn? Environmental Innovation and…

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Jacob Smessaert presented at the Deep Commons 2022 Conference

Jacob Smessaert presented at the Deep Commons 2022 Conference. Jacob presented work on eco-anarchism in the panel session ‘Towards Radical Ecological Democracy’. Presentation abstract: This paper assesses recent literature on ecological democracy (ED) through an analytical framework comprising the following dimensions: actors, praxis and processes, and institutions. We find that the main limitations of current…

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Laura van Oers and Julia Spanier presented at the Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference

Laura van Oers and Julia Spanier presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference. Laura presented the paper titled ‘The Politics of Deliberate Destabilisation for Sustainability Transitions’ (see abstract below) in the session on ‘New and critical geographies of innovation’. Julia presented the paper titled ‘Disrupting capitalist countrysides: (un)making rural pasts, presents…

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Jacob Smessaert and Giuseppe Feola presented at SASE 2022

Jacob Smessaert and Giuseppe Feola presented papers at the 34th Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics in Amsterdam (9-11 July). Jacob presented a paper titled ‘Democratic Praxis in Agrifood Collectives: Transforming Politics for Social-Ecological Transformation‘, while Giuseppe presented a ppapert titled ‘The Schismogenic Hypothesis: Reading Alternatives to Capitalism As Processes of Conscious…

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Laura van Oers and Jacob Smessaert presented research on Participatory Guarantee Systems

Laura van Oers and Jacob Smessaert presented at two events organized by the Dutch Community Supported Agriculture Network and the Buurmarkt Goedvolk on 28 June and 6 July. They presented results of their research on the participatory process set up to accompany the set up of a Participatory Guarantee System in the Netherlands. More information…

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