Environmental Governance for Sustainable Urban Transformation: exploring opportunities for knowledge exchange and comparative research on socio-environmental conflicts and their regulation
Applications are invited from early career social scientists in the UK and Brazil to attend and participate in a small joint Brazil-UK workshop on environmental governance that will be held at the University of Brasilia, July 4th-8th 2016.
OVERVIEW OF WORKSHOP
This workshop will bring together early career researchers (ECRs) from Brazil and the UK with research interests relevant to the field of environmental governance, with the aim of building overall research capacity and enhancing ECR career opportunities. The workshop will provide ECRs with opportunities to learn about being an ‘international researcher’ in the context of growing dialogues between the global North and South. Rapid urbanisation and a burgeoning consumer economy, including developments associated with the tourism and leisure industries, raise major challenges for effective environmental governance. Environmental threats have stimulated the emergence of diverse governance forms, in which ‘state-centric’ modes of hierarchical control are supplemented, and sometimes supplanted, by a range of collaborative, participatory and market-oriented approaches. The workshop will seek to develop a research network relating to socio-environmental conflicts and their governance in comparative perspective.
The workshop is funded by the Newton Fund-British Council and FAP-DF. We are seeking early career academics (based in the UK and Brazil) from a range of social science disciplines who have research interests relating to environmental governance, and who wish to develop future collaborative research proposals with their counterparts in Brazil and/or in the UK. To be eligible, applicants must not have held their PhD for longer than 10 years and they will be expected to make an oral/poster contribution on their respective research areas. Successful candidates will be reimbursed their travel and subsistence costs. Places are limited.
Applications are closed.