Since June 2011, available by Springer Publishers, is our recent collection of studies all addressing the limits to managing the environment1. We employ five case studies to engage with several dimensions of how environmental management practice and discourse is constrained.
- 1. Limits to Managing the Environment In Implementing Environmental and Resource Management, Edited by M. Schmidt, V. Onyango and D. Palekhov. Heidelberg: Springer, 2011.
In 2012, we discuss the topic "How do you manage? Unravelling the situated practice of environmental management", as the Call for Papers coined it, together with twenty scholars. A preparatory session for this workshop has been held in 2011 at the 10th IAS-STS conference at Graz, Austria. For this workshop, we are glad to receive support from Bielefeld University's Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) and Volkswagen Foundation.
Dimensions of Limits to Environmental Management: Reﬂections Drawing on Recent Scholarship in the Field of Science and Technology Studies
Positioned to Act? Distributed Agency of Agents of Ecological Modernisation Within Corporate Carbon Accounting
Interdisciplinary workshop 29 May to 2 June 2012, Germany (Bielefeld University: Center for Interdisciplinary Research).
- Call for Papers: closed
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Call for Papers
People manage their environments, all of us in everyday life, and some more specifically as professionals. Many of the decisions we take and activities we practice, both in everyday life and in professional roles, have multiple and heterogeneous consequences for our environments. Yet, often a particular set of practices is delineated as environmental management and assumed to contribute to "sustainability". In this workshop, however, we will discuss environmental management as a practice, as a situated unfolding of social relationships, desires, routines, and materials. Thereby, we aim to gain insight into some of the processes by which sustainability and unsustainability are being produced (Blühdorn and Welsh 20071).
- 1. "Eco-politics beyond the Paradigm of Sustainability: A Conceptual Framework and Research Agenda." Environmental Politics 16 (2007): 185-205.