I4
Global Development, civil society and environmental activism [paper]

Convenors:
Jessica Hope (University of Bristol)
Stream:
Acting on Climate change and the environment
Format:
Papers
Location:
Christodoulou Meeting Rooms East, Room 15
Start time:
19 June, 2019 at 17:30
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

In this panel, we explore how newly institutionalizing 'Global Development' initiatives discipline, rework, or are reworked by, civil society demands for revising Development in response to environmental degradation and/or climate change in both the global North and South.

Long abstract:

Global leaders, global development agendas and global agreements signal a shift towards a seemingly revised politics of how Development sits across (and works between) North and South, as well as the extent to which Development responds to the urgency of climate change. Civil society, however, has long been engaged in changing dominant, hegemonic logics and practices of Development in response to destructive socio-environmental impacts. In this panel, we explore how newly institutionalizing 'Global Development' initiatives discipline, rework, or are reworked by, civil society demands for revising Development in response to environmental degradation and/or climate change in both the global North and South. We ask: • How are socio-environmental conflicts between civil society and states and/or the private sector being impacted by newly branded Global Development practices? • How do new practices of Global Development institutionalise, discipline or exclude environmental activism? • What forms of civil society are being strengthened or weakened? • What forms of environmental activism are acknowledged by, or incorporated into, practices of Global Development? • How else are excluded groups strengthening and institutionalising their ideas and politics? • How is activism changing in the face of global agendas and increasingly urgent problems?  Papers will be shared prior to the conference. Each speaker will have 15 minutes to present and 8 minutes allocated to discuss each paper. In the final 20 minutes we will discuss: • For whom is this research useful and how can it be best shared to assist civil society agendas?