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dc.contributor.authorBATTERBURY, S
dc.contributor.editorBryant, RL
dc.date.available2015-08-26T01:55:48Z
dc.date.issued2015-08-28
dc.identifierhttp://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000385216900003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=d4d813f4571fa7d6246bdc0dfeca3a1c
dc.identifier.citationBATTERBURY, S. (2015). Doing political ecology inside and outside the academy. Bryant, RL (Ed.). The International Handbook of Political Ecology, (1), pp.27-43. Edward Elgar.
dc.identifier.isbn9780857936165
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/55477
dc.description.abstractThe chapter presents a survey of political ecology (PE) scholarship in, and beyond, academic institutions. This interdisciplinary field makes a contribution to understanding environmental and social justice issues that require explanations at multiple scales, often challenging powerful state and corporate actors. Radical and critical scholarship like PE survives because of sustained student demand, but in neoliberal universities battling financial shortfalls there is sometimes a reluctance to invest in research areas that offer critiques of powerful institutions and of injustice. Political ecologists have a substantial presence in North America and Europe, either as individual scholars or in small research clusters, but are found across the world and are networked virtually and through key events and collaborative ventures. Publishing outlets include at least three dedicated journals. The extent to which academic PE can, and should, make a contribution to engaged scholarship, stepping beyond the boundaries of academic investigation into the messy world of environmental politics is debated, but embraced by some academics, numerous NGOs and civil society organizations. The future of the field is assured if environmental despoliation, denial of access to resources, and inequality continue; and if its hopes for a better world are not extinguished by much more powerful actors in and outside the university system.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherEdward Elgar
dc.titleDoing political ecology inside and outside the academy
dc.typeChapter
dc.identifier.doi10.4337/9780857936172.00010
melbourne.affiliation.departmentResource Management and Geography
melbourne.source.titleThe International Handbook of Political Ecology
melbourne.source.pages27-43
melbourne.elementsid996816
pubs.edition1
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://www.e-elgar.com/shop/the-international-handbook-of-political-ecology?___website=uk_warehouse
melbourne.internal.embargodate2016-02-28
melbourne.contributor.authorBatterbury, Simon
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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