Tailored opportunities: The Politics of Sustainability: Re-thinking resources, values and justice: Call for papers

Shared by Dawit Gebregziabher


Organizing committee want to develop a more articulated analysis between discussions on sustainability – the on-going, problematic and highly uneven processes of extractivism, environmental change, migration, and social differentiation – and their consequences for social, environmental, and ecological justice.

Organizing committee also invite discussions on how alternatives are worked out in different contexts, networks and coalitions. For instance, what role do reporting mechanisms, indicators and measuring systems play in the politics of sustainability – whether linked to poverty, gender, or climate and environment?

The conference will serve as a platform to share research findings and experiences as well as to develop new ideas, strategies and tools for re-connecting and rebuilding our societies and re-defining the meanings and practices of “sustainability”. We invite proposals for sessions and workshops that examine broader global phenomena and driving forces, as well as on-the-ground realities of those who are most often and most severely impacted and subordinated, or indeed empowered, by resource flow dynamics.


Organizing committee welcome development scholars from a plurality of disciplines and critical theories (including feminist, indigenous, and political ecology approaches) as well as practitioners from a broad range of professional backgrounds to explore ways to engage in progressive politics of building bridges between actors, movements and societies at multiple levels and across global-local binaries.

Organizing committee also accept papers/presentations outside of the listed sessions, so if you have a paper/presentation to propose that does not necessarily fit into any of the listed sessions but that you feel is relevant to the conference nonetheless, then please send the above information to the conference organisers at the email address: FSDR2018@gmail.com


To propose a paper/presentation, please send an email to the chair of your chosen working group by the 30th of November 2017. In your email, please state the following:

Your name, affiliation, and email address, the proposed title of your talk, an abstract of max. 300 words, and a note about the proposed format of your contribution (ppt/video/demonstration/other).


20 October 2017           Deadline for Proposals for Working Groups

31 October 2017           Call for Paper/presentation abstracts

30 November 2017      Deadline for Paper/presentation abstracts

15 December 2017        Notification of accepted Paper abstracts (by WG chairs)

15 Dec 2017 – 12 Feb 2018   Registration for the conference open

14 February 2018         Pre-conference workshop for Master’s and PhD students

15-16 February 2018   Development Days Conference

Venue and time of the conference?

February 15th-16th, 2018, House of Sciences and Letters (Tieteidentalo), Helsinki, Finland

Fore detailed information please visit this link:http://www.kehitystutkimus.fi/conference/

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Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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