Network political ecology

Type

Journal Article

Author(s)

Birkenholtz, T

Title

Network political ecology

Year

2012

Journal

Progress in Human Geography

Vol (No), pp

36(3), 295-315

Abstract

This paper argues for the development of ‘network political ecology’, drawing on the insights from regional political ecology and recent advancements in network theories of scale, to meet the challenges of investigating the meso-scale problem of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. ‘Network political ecology’, attentive to scale as socio-ecologically produced and grounded in a regional resource use system, is one such approach that fills this gap in middle-range theory necessary to understand the complex processes through which vulnerability manifests and adaptive capacity is produced. This method is exemplified through the case of groundwater-dependent irrigating farmers in Rajasthan, India.

Citation

Birkenholtz, T. (2012). Network political ecology. Progress in Human Geography, 36(3), 295-315. doi:10.1177/0309132511421532

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