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  • 2019

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    Der Konflikt um Windenergie in Mexiko. Partizipation, Diskurse und die ungleiche Gestaltung der Naturverhältnisse im Isthmus von Tehuantepec.

    Lehmann, R. 2019. Der Konflikt um Windenergie in Mexiko. Partizipation, Diskurse und die ungleiche Gestaltung der Naturverhältnisse im Isthmus von Tehuantepec. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien.

  • 2019

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    Wessen Bioökonomie für Europa? Die Ausrichtung der EU-Bioökonomie nach ihrer Aktualisierung

    Lühmann, M. 2019. Wessen Bioökonomie für Europa? Die Ausrichtung der EU-Bioökonomie nach ihrer Aktualisierung, Working Paper Nr. 4, Bioeconomy & Inequalities, Jena.

    In October 2018, the EU-commission launched an updated bioeconomy strategy after a review process. This process entailed the possibility to reassess the overall direction in this policy field. Political actors from different sectors of society and with diverging views on the bioeconomy have taken part in these developments. However, the updated bioeconomy policy remains largely unchanged in terms of its orientation. In this paper, these findings are presented and explained, taking into account the role of hegemonic narratives and ideas, as well as the relations of forces in European society.

  • 2019

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    „My future depends on how many fruit bunches I can harvest“. Migrant workers in the palm oil sector in the wake of a Malaysian Bioeconomy

    Puder, Janina. 2019. „My future depends on how many fruit bunches I can harvest“. Migrant workers in the palm oil sector in the wake of a Malaysian Bioeconomy, Working Paper No. 7, Bioeconomy & Inequalities, Jena.

    Malaysia is one of the few countries worldwide, which launched a comprehensive na-tional Bioeconomy strategy. The state program involves far-reaching plans to trans-form the national economy into a bio-based, knowledge-driven growth model. These efforts are interlinked with the long-term goal to develop Malaysia into a high-income country and by that, significantly improve the working opportunities and conditions of workers especially from rural areas. The targeted transformations depend particularly on the economic success and further development of the palm oil sector. The sector is characterized by a high share of low-skilled migrant workers performing dirty, danger-ous, and degrading tasks, while higher paid jobs with better working conditions are mostly reserved for Malaysian citizens. In dealing with the societal processes that accompany the Malaysian plans to establish a Bioeconomy, it is of special interest from a socio-economic stance to understand which occupational groups in the palm oil sector are addressed and which are ex-cluded when we examine the progress in the advancement of living and working con-ditions in the country. The present paper argues that migrant plantation and mill work-ers employed in the Malaysian palm oil sector are structurally excluded from the na-tional goal of enhancing the living and working conditions of the population by trans-forming into a Bioeconomy. It is assumed that this exclusion intersects with a specific precarity caused by the socio-economic status of low-skilled migrant workers. Further-more, it is to discuss in what way certain forms of social exclusion in the Southeast Asian Oil Palm Complex are re-/produced transnationally.

  • 2019

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    Bolsonaros Anti-Klimapolitik für Brasilien: Düstere Aussichten auf Nachhaltigkeit

    Rodríguez, F. 2019. Bolsonaros Anti-Klimapolitik für Brasilien: Düstere Aussichten auf Nachhaltigkeit. In: Brasilicum (252), März 2019, S.13-14.

  • 2019

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    Bioökonomie in der Transplantationsmedizin. Unser Verständnis von Körpern, Gesundheit und Leben im Wandel

    Wacker, Ronja. 2019. Bioökonomie in der Transplantationsmedizin. Unser Verständnis von Körpern, Gesundheit und Leben im Wandel, Working Paper Nr. 5, Bioeconomy & Inequalities, Jena.

    The health sector buildsasthe third major driving force,together with industry and primary production, the foundation of the bioeconomy. The biotechnological innova-tion generated here are supposed to revolutionize therapy, diagnostics and medica-tion and make the whole sector sustainable. Showing, that this transition does also deeply affect our understanding of bodies, health and life, will be the focus of this paper. Starting with a historical perspective on the preconditions of an emerging bi-oeconomic health sector, thetext will progress to the question, how bioeconomy can be conceptualized followingthe debates on Foucault’s biopoliticsand Marx’ theory of capital subsumption. The implicit processes, which form these conceptualizations,will be illustrated by the example of transplantation medicine, where they proceed to the innermost parts of the human body –organs, tissue and body fluids –andareultimately changing our understanding of bodies, life and health.

  • 2018

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    Gärungsprozesse – Die Bioökonomie verspricht viel und hält bisher wenig

    Backes, M. and R. Lehmann. 2018. Gärungsprozesse – Die Bioökonomie verspricht viel und hält bisher wenig, in: iz3w (368), Sept./Okt. 2018, S. 14-17.

  • 2018

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    Repensando a Dimensão Ideológica da Acumulação Primitiva a partir de Stuart Hall

    Backhouse, M. 2018. Repensando a Dimensão Ideológica da Acumulação Primitiva a partir de Stuart Hall / Rethinking the ideological Dimension of Primitive Accumulation with Stuart Hall. Direito & Praxis 9/3. Translation of the article „Backhouse, Maria (2017): Ursprüngliche Akkumulation und Ideologie. Impulse von Stuart Hall. In: Backhouse et al. (Ed.): In Hörweite von Stuart Hall. Gesellschaftskritik ohne Gewähr. Hamburg: Argument Verlag. 49-66.“

  • 2018

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    Environment – The New Enclosure of Nature

    Backhouse, M. 2018. Umwelt – Die neue Einhegung der Natur. In: Vogelpohl, Anne; Michel, Boris; Lebuhn, Henrik; Hoerning, Johanna; Belina, Bernd (Hg.): Raumproduktionen II. Theoretische Kontroversen und politische Auseinandersetzungen. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot. S. 60-80.

  • 2018

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    Bioökonomie als technologische Innovation. Zur Notwendigkeit alternativer Forschung und einer gesellschaftlichen Debatte

    Backhouse, M. Lehmann, R., Lühmann, M. und A. Tittor. 2018. Bioökonomie als technologische Innovation. Zur Notwendigkeit alternativer Forschung und einer gesellschaftlichen Debatte. In: Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung (Hrsg.): Mit Bioökonomie die Welt retten? Neue Geschäftsmodelle und alte Strukturen. Berlin: Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung (Rundbrief 1/2018), 14-15.

  • 2018

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    Globale Ungleichgewichte und Soziale Transformationen

    Eser, P., Alke, J., Schulten, J. and A. Tittor (Hg.) 2018. Globale Ungleichgewichte und Soziale Transformationen. Beiträge von Dieter Boris aus 50 Jahren zu Lateinamerika, Klassenanalyse und Bewegungspolitik, Berlin: Mandelbaum Verlag.

  • 2018

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    Unliebsame Karriere einer Palme. Indonesien und Malaysia im Clinch mit der EU

    Kunz, Y. nad J. Puder. 2018. Unliebsame Karriere einer Palme. Indonesien und Malaysia im Clinch mit der EU. In: iz3w (368), Sept./Okt. 2018, S. 17-18.

  • 2018

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    The conflict surrounding wind power projects in the Mexican Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Wind energy, conflict, and politics of scale

    Lehmann, R. 2018. The conflict surrounding wind power projects in the Mexican Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Wind energy, conflict, and politics of scale, Working Paper No. 3, Bioeconomy & Inequalities, Jena.

    Large scale wind farms are highly contested. In southern Mexico, especially local residents protest against the construction of these projects of transnational companies, which generate electricity from renewable resources for end consumers in other parts of the country. The Working Paper describes the context and the main issues of conflict. It examines with a perspective on scale, power relations and politics, why and on which scale actors benefit or not, which strategies actors pursue to assert their interests, and on which power resources they can rely on in this process of rescaling. The paper argues that this is a fruitful perspective to analyze political processes and conflicts related to renewable energies.

  • 2018

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    „Das grüne Jobwunder“ In Brasilien verändert die mechanisierte Zuckerrohrernte die Arbeit

    Lorenzen, K. 2018. „Das grüne Jobwunder“ In Brasilien verändert die mechanisierte Zuckerrohrernte die Arbeit, in: iz3w (368), Sept./Okt. 2018, S. 22-23.

  • 2018

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    Zwei Gesichter der Euro-Austerität. Die Eurokrise und der Umbau des öffentlichen Sektors in Finnland und Portugal

    Lühmann, M. 2018. Zwei Gesichter der Euro-Austerität. Die Eurokrise und der Umbau des öffentlichen Sektors in Finnland und Portugal. In: Industrielle Beziehungen, 4-2017, S. 472-489.

  • 2018

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    Zwischen Entwicklung, Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und „Green Growth“: Bioökonomie im Globalen Süden

    Puder, J. 2018. Zwischen Entwicklung, Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und „Green Growth“: Bioökonomie im Globalen Süden. In: Infobrief Weltwirtschaft& Entwicklung, W&E 10/2018, p. 4.