Our research in the interdisciplinary area of environmental social science involves the critical analysis of environmental issues, and explores the relation between humans and their environments within two fields of critical inquiry: political ecology, and social ecological economics.
It examines environmental and climate governance challenges, as well as responses to them. Our work falls within the following four themes:
-Low carbon transitions
- Environmental conflict, environmental justice and activism
- Attitudes and narratives about socio-ecological transformations
Topics we have explored with our research include: climate change adaptation contradictions; human security and climate change; wind energy conflicts; deliberative democracy and sustainability decision-making; policy and epistemological challenges related to monetary valuation of nature; the knowledge co-production between scientists and activism (activism mobilising science); the regulation of and resistance to resource extractivism; challenges of urban climate change adaptation governance; degrowth and direct democracy.