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Papers, blogposts, video and other materials are now online after the international conference Resource Politics: transforming pathways to sustainability on 7-9 September 2015.

papersConference papers

A number of conference papers are available to download from the website.

Download the papers

videoVideo: plenaries and interviews

Video from the conference plenaries (including Betsy Hartmann, Rohan D’Souza, Michael Watts, Johan Rockström and Melissa Leach, plus the panel on social justice) and interviews with participants.

Watch the video clips

graphicsGraphic panels

The illustrator Raquel Durán created a series of pictures during our four plenary sessions, providing a visual record of the discussion.

Gallery: Graphic illustrations (Flickr)


Our conference Storify tells the story of the conference as it unfolded, including words and images taken from participants’ contributions on the Twitter hashtag #resourcepol.

Storify: Resource Politics 2015



View a set of photos from the conference.

Gallery: Resource Politics photos (Flickr)

engagement mapEngagement: participants’ stories

We asked conference participants to tell us where, how and with whom they ‘engaged’ in their research and/or activism around resource politics. We've created an online, interactive version of our map.

Browse the stories

Blog posts

What resource politics means now Lyla Mehta

Thinking critically about the green economy, conflict and environmental justice Amber Huff

Neoliberal conservation, REDD+ and ‘inclusive exclusions’ Andreas Scheba

Democratising innovation, data and knowledge John Thompson

Nature can’t pay its own way – so let’s take the market out of conservation Benjamin Neimark

Of tools, discourses and politics: the debate on the Anthropocene and Planetary Boundaries Jonas Torrens

From ‘friendship’ to ‘entanglement’: researchers and transformation Ruth Segal

The politics of Nature in the Anthropocene Kathleen McAfee

Who writes international climate change reports? Esteve Corbera

Have oil companies learned from the Niger Delta crisis? Jeremy Lind

Resource Politics: living in the Anthropocene Ian Scoones

Green Economy and the ‘growth fetish’: what are the alternatives? Kathleen McAfee


About the conference

The international conference Resource Politics: transforming pathways to sustainability was held at the Institute of Development Studies from 7-9 September 2015.

View the conference programme

The event is the latest conference in a series from the ESRC STEPS Centre.
Copyright © 2015 STEPS Centre, All rights reserved.

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