Commons, Conflicts and Disasters
The first Summer School of the European Network of Political Ecology took place in Syros Island (Greece), from 9 to 14 July 2013, organized by the Department of Geography, Harokopeion University, and with participation of the other ten organisations that make up the consortium. The School, which saw the participation of all Entitle fellows as well as twenty-five more PhD students from all over the world, included presentations by Entitle faculty on the theory of the commons, the analysis of ecological distribution conflicts and the understanding of socio-natural disasters.
Each day included two lectures followed by lively debates among participants. Highlights of the School include a lecture by renowned geographer David Harvey on his forthcoming book on the contradictions of capitalism, a panel of faculty and fellows on what it means to do "political" research, a public event where Joan Martinez-Alier, Stefania Barca and Costis Hadjimichalis presented to the local society insights from Entitle in relation to the current ecological-economic crisis, and a talk to fellows by Maria Christianou, an activist involved in the struggle against gold mining in Chalkidiki (northern Greece).
Theories of the commons
Gender and ecological conflict
Droughts, floods and conflict
Energy and mining Conflicts
Energy and mining Conflicts 2
Financialization of oceans: conflicts over fish
Gentrification and urban conflicts
Public event: Political ecology in times of crisis
Revisiting the environmentalism of the poor
Risk-Perceptions as Drivers of Ecological Risk Mismanagement: Forest Fires and Drought
Unequal Exchange as Appropriation of Ecological Space
Workshop on Environmental conflicts in Greece - Tourism, the environment and local development
Workshop on Environmental conflicts in Greece _ Gold mining in Halkidiki