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Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023



Critical realism in political ecology: An argument against flat ontology

Ståle Knudsen

2023-01-29 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023 • 1–22

Political ecology and ontology: Is literal critical realism the answer? A response to Knudsen

Tim Forsyth

2023-04-03 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023 • 191–197

Political ecology explanations for ineffective environmental governance for sustainability in the Amazon: A comparative analysis of cases from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru

Pilar Morales-Giner, Martina Laura Speranza, Marliz Arteaga, Andrea Baudoin Farah, Sinomar Ferreira da Fonseca Junior, Angélica García Villacorta, Pamela Montero Álvarez, Martha Rosero Peña and Stephen G Perz

2023-02-06 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023 • 24–61

Ghosts in the shell: The promises of water users' associations and the double life of Elinor Ostrom's design principles in rural China

Andrea Enrico Pia

2023-02-13 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023 • 62–82

The politics of animal extinction and conservation: Interests, framing, and policy

Maria Armoudian and Walter Poulsen

2023-02-13 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023 • 83–104

Not victims, but fighters: A global overview on women's leadership in anti-mining struggles

Francisco Venes, Stefania Barca and Grettel Navas

2023-02-21 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023 • 105–143

A political ecology analysis of tourism development and water equity in Barbados

Darren Jarel Carter

2023-02-25 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023 • 144–165

A dam, a park, and offsets: Analyzing socio-ecological conflict in Santander, Colombia, through political ecology and Galtung's conflict triangle

Jane Kathryn Feeney

2023-03-06 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023 • 166–190

‘We want to have a positive impact’: Fragile ecologies and the Iraqi Kurds’ dutiful environmentalism

Dobrosława Wiktor-Mach, Marcin Skupiński and Kaziwa Salih

2023-04-08 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023 • 198–218

Transboundary cultural resources: Sacred wildlife, Indigenous emotions, and conservation decision-making

Blake Corvin, Morey Burnham, Georgia Hart-Fredeluces, Margaret du Bray and Darci Graves

2023-04-09 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023 • 219–239

Connected and disrupted hydrosocial territories: the making of modern socionatures through inter-basin water transfers

Nick Bourguignon

2023-04-22 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023 • 240–273

Frontier formation in an Indonesian resource site

Mukrimin Mukrimin and Greg Acciaioli

2023-05-09 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023 • 274–295

Anticipating lithium extraction in northern Portugal: A Sacrifice Zone in the making?

Leonie Alena Saleth and Ingrid Varov

2023-05-12 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023 • 294–315

Special Section: Political ecology of professional practice: plurality and possibilities in environmental governance, edited by Sam Staddon, Floriane Clement and Bimbika Sijapati Basnett

Realigning practices of care and environmental governance: findings and reflections from a transdisciplinary research project in Wales (UK)

Gloria Giambartolomei, Alex Franklin and Jana Fried

2023-03-22 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023

Agency and constraint in environmental policy coherence

Kirsty Blackstock, Kerry Waylen, Alba Juarez Bourke and Keith Marshall

2023-04-03 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023

Special Section: Experimental and speculative political ecologies edited by Dylan M. Harris and Dan Santos

A case for experimental and speculative political ecologies

Dylan M. Harris and Dan Santos

2023-04-02 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023

Climate targets as more than rhetoric: Accounting for Norway's Zero Growth Objective

Håvard Haarstad, Siddharth Sareen and Tarje Iversen Wanvik

2023-05-13 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023

Special Section: The political ecology of green extractivism edited by Alexander Dunlap and Judith Verweijen

Energy justice in the context of green extractivism: Perpetuating ontological and epistemological violence in the Yucatan Peninsula

Carlos Tornel

2023-05-16 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023

Grassroots Special Section: Knowledge co-creation and water conservation in the Global South, edited by Emilie Dupuits, Cecilia Puertas & Jörg Balsiger

The political ecology of shrimp aquaculture in Tamil Nadu: A case study from Mayiladuthurai District

Nagarajan R. Durai and Babuji K. R

2023-04-10 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023

Interacción de sistemas normativos globales y locales en la gobernanza del agua Análisis desde la experiencia ecuatoriana

Stephania Yate Cortes

2023-03-12 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023

¿Seguridad hídrica urbano-rural en los fondos de agua? Un análisis desde las relaciones de poder, la participación y la co-creación de conocimientos

Bibiana Duarte-Abadía, Lucia Galarza Suárez and Juan Pablo Hidalgo-Bastidas

2023-05-27 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023

Book Reviews

Book Review of Isabelle Fremeaux & Jay Jordan. 2022. We are ‘Nature’ defending itself: Entangling art, activism and Autonomous Zones.

Alexander Dunlap

2023-02-07 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023

Book Review of S.B. Pritchard and C.A. Zimring. 2020. Technology and the environment in history

Mikael Wolfe

2023-04-10 Volume 30 • Issue 1 • 2023