Presentation: Insights from Political Ecology: How social inequality and power coin society-nature-relations. By Anne Tittor
Environmental problems can rarely be separated from social issues. If one does not want to talk about power and rule, one will miss many aspects and causes of the ecological crisis and the connected conflicts – which is one of the basic assumptions of political ecology. The presentation will provide an overview over this young interdisciplinary field of debates and will show its core theses by presenting examples of social-ecological conflicts in Nicaragua, Argentina and Germany. In front of this background, we discuss which considerations exist in political ecology concerning transformation strategies towards post growth and environmental justice.