Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) European Network of Political Ecology "ENTITLE"
Welcome to ENTITLE!
ENTITLE is an EU-funded Initial Training Network under the Marie Curie action of FP7. It is coordinated by ICTA at the Autonomous University of Barcelona with the collaboration of 8 Universities, 2 NGOs and 1 SME. ENTITLE will train 18 researchers in the emerging inter-disciplinary field of Political Ecology.
Political ecology studies the roots of social conflicts over access and use of the environment. Environmental issues are approached from the lens of social, distribution and knowledge conflicts. The focus is on the power structures that determine resource access. The premise of political ecology is that there are always costs and benefits in environmental change and these are unevenly distributed along lines of class, race, ethnicity or gender.