The European Association for Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) has published the essay “Justice not aid for the Global South” on its blog Debating Development Research. The blogpost was authored by Koen Bogaert, Marlies Casier, Brecht De Smet and Bernard Mazijn, of the Department of Conflict and Development Studies of Ghent University, and Dorien Van den Boer, coordinator of the international Governance in Conflict Network, and Julie Carlier, coordinator of the Ghent Centre for Global Studies. The blogpost is part of a broader debate on “Thinking post-development.” Check out the other contributions on the GiC network blog. The original extended Dutch version of the essay was published on MO*Magazine.
The participation of indigenous peoples in the United Nations political process on climate change
Indigenous peoples from different parts of the world participate in multi-scalar processes that shape changes in public policy concerning global commons, such as the atmosphere and oceans. They have managed to deepen the recognition of collective rights and generate new political and legal instruments. How do they work to achieve this? What is the impact of their action? What does it teach us about contemporary politics?
Deborah Delgado Pugley is Professor and Researcher of Sociology at PUCP (Peru). Her research focuses on global environmental politics, sustainable development policies and environmental issues at the community level. Recent projects include the impact assessment of oil spills in amazonian communities and local universities involvement in climate policies. She is interested in indigenous social movements, human and environmental rights, natural resources management, climate change policies related to forests (REDD) and development. She holds a PhD in Development Studies and Sociology at the Université Catholique de Louvain and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales of Paris. She is currently a visiting researcher with the Governance in Conflict Network at the department of Conflict and Development in Ghent.