Workshop on States, Nature and the Exercise of Power in the Global South: Towards a New Research Agenda

I am pleased to announce that we are holding a one-day workshop at Sheffield University on “States, Nature and the Exercise of Power in the Global South: Towards A New Research Agenda”. The event aims to foster an open dialogue among scholars of natural resource politics, drawing from various disciplinary traditions, including international political economy, comparative politics, historical sociology, natural resource geography, anthropology, and development studies. If you are interested in participating, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. The workshop will be held on 21st May 2015 at Mapping Building, Sheffield.

We have the following confirmed participants:
Professor Jin Sato, University of Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Takeshi Ito, Sophia University, Japan
Dr. Leandro Vergara-Camus, School for Oriental and African Studies, UK
Dr. Jesse Ovadia, Newcastle University, UK
We would like to thank the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation for the full financial support of the workshop. The event is jointly sponsored by the Political Studies Association (PSA) Development Politics Group and the International Development Research Cluster in Geography, University of Sheffield. The event is part of a one-year research grant Building Effective States in Southeast Asia: Resource Exploitation and Environmental Management in the Global South, and is tied concurrently with other teaching and research-related activities on natural resource politics held in Japan and the UK. The grant aims to establish stronger collaborative links between universities in both countries, specifically the University of Sheffield, Tokyo University, Sophia University and Nagoya University. There are further upcoming research activities and publications subsequently, so please do get in touch with me ( if you are interested in getting involved.

CfP Workshop on Resource Politics

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