Pedagogical project: Utformning och bedömning av teoretiskt förankrade förändringsprojekt för hållbar utveckling
Researcher: Sara Andersson
Pedagogical Project: Your Future is not Enough – A critical look at envisioning and backcasting in Education for Sustainable Development
Summary: In order to make the world sustainable, we need to be able to imagine such a world. However, our capability to envision futures is strongly limited by the context we are situated in – our class, gender, ethnicity, age, educational background, etc. With a new innovation in the course “Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures” at CEMUS that runs in the fall semester, we would like to tackle this limitation. Students imagine different future scenarios for a region or city of their choice, critically reflect in class on their initial visions and rework them according to the reflections. We will evaluate the method and by developing this , contribute to a wider discourse around using ‘futures thinking’ methods such as ‘envisioning’ and ‘backcasting’ in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
Pedagogical Project: Utvecklande av betygskriterier vid muntlig examination
Researcher: Malin Östman
Research project: Co-creation of a sustainable fisheries future through TURFs. A comparison between Vietnam, Chile and South Africa
Purpose: The aim of this SRL collaborative research proposal is to deepen democracy in fisheries governance by generating lines of transdisciplinary research to enhance Territorial Use Rights for Fishing (TURF) as a pathway for sustainable fisheries. More specifically, we will foster learning exchange for transformation to sustainability by supporting co-production of knowledge through field-visits and cross-cultural workshops in Chile and Vietnam.
Financing: Swedish Research Council (VR), Swedish Research Links (SRL)
Researchers: Seed grant to associate professor Gloria Gallardo, CSD, Uppsala University. The other researchers are: Dr. Fred Saunders (as co-convenor), School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Södertörn University, Sweden; Dr. Truong Van Tuyen, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry in Vietnam; Dr. Serge Raemaekers, The Small-scale Fisheries Research & Governance, Dept. of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and Dr. Robinson Torres, Centro de Ciencias Ambientales (EULA), Universidad de Concepción, Chile.
Collaboration project: Action for Sustainability in Higher Education in the Nordic region (ActSHEN)
Purpose: The goal of the ActSHEN project is to develop a model and guidelines for working with sustainability in higher education with an emphasis on student-driven initiatives. The aim is to investigate ways in which participatory and collaborative education for sustainability can be strengthened in universities. The project is guided by two specific questions:
- What types of student-driven activities in higher education lead students, teachers and staff to richer understanding and better preparedness to work with sustainability issues?
- What actions are needed to support and encourage university teachers and students who wish to work with and for sustainability?
This project was carried out by five teams: from the University of Iceland, School of Education; Uppsala University, CEMUS and Department of Education; University of Helsinki, Department of Chemistry; the Iceland Academy of the Arts; Stockholm University, Department of Mathematics and Science Education.
CEMUS Staff: Lakin Anderson, Susanna Barrineau, Jakob Grandin, Sanna Gunnarsson, Friederike May, Ingrid Moum Rieser, Isak Stoddard, Hannes Willner
Grandin, J., Gunnarsson, S. and Andersson, S. 2016. It feels almost surreal”: Being strategic about how we design participation in order to enlarge the space of the possible. [online] Action for Sustainability in Higher Education (ActSHEN).
Stoddard, I. 2016. Copy but don’t paste – from student-led to collaborative action for sustainability in higher education. [online] Action for Sustainability in Higher Education (ActSHEN).
Research project: Global Marine Governance Network –
Co-constructing Sustainable Fisheries Future (JUSTMAR)
Purpose: The overall purpose of this research is to bring forth as a topic a historiography of the transformations that world fisheries have undergone from 1970s onwards, focusing on Vietnam, Chile, Poland and South Africa.
Financing: International Social Science Council (ISCC) Transformations to Sustainability call Transformative Knowledge Network.
Researchers: Seed grant to associate professor Gloria Gallardo, CSD, Uppsala University. The other researchers are: Dr. Fred Saunders (as co-convenor), School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Södertörn University, Sweden; Dr. Truong Van Tuyen, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry in Vietnam; Dr. Serge Raemaekers;The Small-scale Fisheries Research & Governance, Dept. of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at the University of Cape Town, South Africa; Dr. Ricardo Barra; Centro de Ciencias Ambientales (EULA), Universidad de Concepción, Chile; Rodrigo Díaz, GIPART (GIPART-Grupo de Investigación de la Pesca Artesanal at Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano in Santiago, Chile, and Poland, represented by a freelance consult, Dr. Boguslaw Marciniak.
Saunders, F., Gallardo Fernández, G., Truong Van, T., Raemaekers, S., Marciniak, B. and Rodrigo Diaz. 2016. Transformation of small-scale fisheries — critical transdisciplinary challenges and possibilities. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 20: 26-31. Special Issue on Co-Design and Co-Production, on the theme of Small-scale fishers and the challenges of globalization.
Research project: We adapt … but is it good or bad? Locating the political ecology and social-ecological systems debate in reindeer herding in the Swedish Sub-Arctic
Purpose: analyze reindeer herder’s perceptions on the successive and incremental encroachments that Sami herders are experiencing in connection to global economic processes. The paper discusses the implications of different theoretical and methodological approaches for grasping complex socio-ecological relations through an empirical snapshot of reindeer herding in Subarctic Sweden. The study explores how key concepts and assumptions used within political ecology (PE) and social-ecological systems (SES) approaches converge and diverge when trying to understand the socio-economic relations of reindeer herding based in one and the same study.
Financing: CSD internal financing.
Researchers: project leader associate professor Gloria Gallardo, co-convenor PhD Fred Saunders (School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Södertörn University); PhD M. Tuvendal (Stockholm University, Systems ecology Dept.); assistant professor F. van Laerhoven (Utrecht University, Environmental Studies and Policy Section); MSc in Sustainable Development Tatiana Sokolova, and CEFO PhD-candidates M. K. Börebäck (Dept. of Education, Stockholm University) and Suvi Kokko (SLU, Dept. of Economics).
Gallardo F. G. L., F. Saunders, T. Sokolova, K. Börebäck, F. van Laerhoven, S. Kokko; and M. Tuvedal (Submitted to the Journal of Political Ecology 2016). We adapt … but is it good or bad? Locating the political ecology and social-ecological systems debate in reindeer herding in the Swedish Sub-Arctic.
Research network: People, nature and sustainability network. Environmental humanities, social and natural sciences perspectives on the development of the Arctic and Sub-Arctic region
Financing: Swedish Polar Research Secretary.
Researchers: Network support to associate professor Gloria Gallardo, CSD, Uppsala University, together with Fred Saunders (Södertörn University). The project also involves an interdisciplinary group of researchers from different universities.
Research project: Changing Parameters for Hydropolitics in Light of Global Climate Change: The Governance of Transboundary Waters to meet the Water Crisis
Financing: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Researchers: Ashok Swain, Joakim Öjendal, Anders Jägerskog, Stina Hansson
Anton Earle, Ana Elise Cascao, Stina Hansson, Anders Jägerskog, Ashok Swain, Joakim Öjendal, Transboundary Water Management and the Climate Change Debate (London: Routledge, 2015), 202 pages. Has won the International Water Resources Book of the Year 2015 Award.
Anders Jägerskog, Ashok Swain & Joakim Öjendal, eds., Water Security (4 Volume Set) (London: Sage Publications Ltd, 2014). Volume One: Water Security – Origin and foundations; Volume Two: Water Security – International conflict and cooperation; Volume Three: Water Security and Development – An intimate relation; Volume Four: The Age of Water Security – Current dilemmas and future challenges.
Ashok Swain. 2012. “Global Climate Change and Challenges for International River Agreements“, International Journal on Sustainable Society, vol. 4, nos _, 2012, pp. 72-87.
Ashok Swain. 2012. “Politics or Development: Sharing of International Rivers in the South” in Joakim Öjendal, Stina Hansson, Stina; and Sofie Hellberg, Eds., Politics and Development in a Transboundary Watershed (New York: Springer, 2012).
Ashok Swain. 2012. “Challenges for Water Sharing in the Nile Basin: Changing Geo-Politics and Changing Climate”, Hydrological Science Journal, vol 56, no. 4. 2011, pp. 687-702.
Ashok Swain, Ranjula Bali Swain, Anders Themnér and Florian Krampe, “Zambezi Basin: A Risk Zone of Climate Change and Economic Vulnerability”, New Routes, no. 3, 2012, pp. 17-20.
Ashok Swain. 2011. “South Asia, its Environment and Regional Institutions”, in Lorraine Elliott & Shaun Breslin eds., Comparative Environmental Regionalism (London: Routledge, 2011), pp. 76-91.
Ashok Swain, Ranjula Bali Swain, Anders Themnér and Florian Krampe. 2011. Climate Change and the Risk of Violent Conflicts in Southern Africa, (Pretoria: Global Crisis Solutions).
Ashok Swain & Qazal Jamali, “The China Factor: New Challenges for Nile Basin Cooperation”, New Routes, no. 3, 2011, pp. 7-10.
Ashok Swain & Florian Krampe, “Transboundary Rivers and Climate Change: African and Asian Rivers”. Conflict Trends, vol. 2, 2011, pp: 16-21.
Research project: Climate Change, Natural Resource Governance and Conflict Prevention in Africa
Financing: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Researchers: Ashok Swain
Ashok Swain, Ranjula Bali Swain, Anders Themnér and Florian Krampe, Climate Change and the Risk of Violent Conflicts in Southern Africa, (Pretoria: Global Crisis Solutions, 2011).
Ashok Swain, Ranjula Bali Swain, Anders Themnér and Florian Krampe, “Zambezi River Basin: A Risk Zone of Climate Change and Economic Vulnerability”, New Routes, no. 3, 2012, pp. 17-20.
Ashok Swain, ”As alteracoes climaticas e a seguranca” in Raquel Duque, Diogo Noivo & Teresa de Almeida Silva, eds., Segurança Contemporânea, (Lisboa: Pactor, 2016).
Ashok Swain, “Climate Change: Threat to National Security” in Domonic A. Bearfield, Melvin J. Dubnick, eds., Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, Third Edition, (London: CRC Press, 2015).
Research project: Sustainable State-Building? – Assessing Energy Development Projects in Kosovo and Nepal
Financing: Swedish Research Council (VR)
Researchers: Roland Kostic, Ashok Swain, Florian Krampe
Ashok Swain, ”Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding”, Hydrological Science Journal, Vol. 16, Issue 7, 2016, pp. 1313-1322.
Roland Kostic ́, Florian Krampe & Ashok Swain, “Liberal State-Building And Environmental Security: The International Community Between Trade-Off And Carelessness”, in Ramses Amer, Ashok Swain and Joakim Öjendal, eds. The Security-Development Nexus: Peace, Conflict and Development (London: Anthem Press, 2012) Ashok Swain & Florian Krampe, “Stability And Sustainability In Peace Building Systems And Warfare Ecology” in G.E. Machlis, T. Hanson, Z. Špirić & J.E. Mckendry eds., Warfare Ecology: Synthesis, Priorities and Policy Implications for Peace and Security (New York: NATO Science for Peace and Security, Springer, 2011).
Research project: Living Without Rights: Undocumented Migrants and the Boundaries of Citizenship
Financing: Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Researchers: Heidi Moksnes
Purpose: The project follows undocumented labor migrants from Latin America living and working in the Stockholm region in Sweden, and aims to investigate to what extent and how these migrants are able to constitute themselves as social and political participants in a Swedish society of which they are de-facto members but formally excluded from and highly vulnerable in.
‘Papperslösa arbetare och möjligheterna för facklig organisering,’ in Irreguljär migration i Sverige: Rättigheter, vardagserfarenheter, motstånd och statliga kategoriseringar, ed. by Maja Sager, Helena Holgersson and Klara Öberg. Göteborg: Daidalos.
Research project: Small-scale fisheries governance in South Africa and Chile
Purpose: compare South Africa’s and Chile’s experiences on small-scale fisheries governance. We explore similarities and differences between the challenge of resource over-exploitation in the abalone fishery in South Africa and the loco fishery in Chile ‒ both facing unsuccessful fishery closures and TURFs implementation. Project name: ‘Small-scale fisheries governance in South Africa and Chile’.
Financing: Swedish Research Council planning grant and SANORD research grant
Researchers: project leader associate professor Gloria Gallardo together with Maria Hauck. It also involved Merle Sowman, chair of the Environmental Evaluation Unit, University of Cape Town, and Serge Raemaekers from the Small-scale Fisheries Research & Governance, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department, as well as Wolfgang Stotz and Jaime Aburto, his PhD candidate from Chile.
Hauck, M. & Gallardo, F. G. L. 2013. ‘Crises in the South African abalone and Chilean loco fisheries: shared challenges and prospects’. Maritime Studies (MAST), 2013, 12:3. Pp.1-20.
Research project: Sustainable Global Patterns of Production and Consumption: Current Problems and Future Possibilities (GLOPAT)
Financing: Swedish Research Council (VR)
Researchers: Gloria Gallardo, Eva Friman, Flora Hajdu, Torbjörn Rydberg, Susanne Johansson, Charlotte Lagerberg-Fogelberg, Erika Bjureby, Lennart Salomonsson, Cristián Alarcon, Daniel Bergquist
Gallardo F., G. L & Friman, E. 2012. ‘Capable leadership, institutional skills and resource abundance behind flourishing coastal marine commons in Chile’ in The Wealth of the Commons: A World Beyond Market and State, Levellers Press, Massachusetts, USA. Pp. 258-264.
Gallardo F., G. L & Friman, E. 2012. ‘Küstennahe Commons in Chile: Kompetente Menschen, starke Institutionen, reiche Natur’, in Commons:Für eine neue Politik jenseits von Markt und Staat, edited by Silke Helfrich and the Heinrich Böll Foundation. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8376-2036-8 (This book is slightly different from the English edition (see below), with a few chapters dropped and a few new ones added.
Gallardo, F. G. L., & E. Friman. 2011. ‘New marine commons along the Chilean coast. The Management areas (MAs) of Peñuelas and Chigualoco’, International Journal of the Commons 5(2). Pp.433-458.
Rydberg, T., O. Cavalett, E. Friman and G. Gallardo. 2011. ’Energy Systems Diagramming and Discourse Analysis – the Case of Large-Scale Biofuel Production’ in EMERGY SYNTHESIS. Theory and Applications of the Emergy Methodology, proceedings from the Sixth Biennial Emergy Conference, January 14 – 16, 2010, Gainesville, Florida, Edited by Mark T. Brown University of Florida Gainesville, Florida, USA. Pp. 509-519.
Gallardo F., G. L & Friman, E. 2010. ‘The politicized nature of global trade – the continuous commoditization of land and marine resources, and struggles for livelihoods in Chile’ in Politicized Nature. Global Exchange, Resources and Power, An anthology edited by Friman. E., & Gallardo F., G. L, (Eds). Uppsala: Cefo Publication Series, Number 2, 2010. Cemus-CSD Uppsala, Sweden. Pp. 49-71.
Friman, E. & Gallardo F., G. L., 2010. ‘Politicized Nature: Introduction’ in Politicized Nature. Global Exchange, Resources and Power. Friman E. & Gallardo F., G. L. (Eds). Uppsala: Cefo Publication Series Number 2. Pp. 9-17.
Alarcón, C., Bergquist, D., Bjureby, E., Friman, E., Gallardo, G., Hajdu, F., Johansson, S., Lagerberg-Fogelberg, C., &. Rydberg, T. 2008. ‘Sustainable Global Patterns of Production and Consumption: Current Problems and Future Possibilities’, Proceedings of the 2nd VHU Conference on Science for Sustainable Development, 2007, Science for Sustainable development? The social challenge with emphasis on the conditions for change. Linköping University, Sweden. Pp. 15-21.
C. Alarcón F., E. Friman, G. L. Gallardo F., D. Bergquist, F. Hajdu, K. Jacobsson, T. Rydberg, L. Salomonsson and C. Lagerberg-Fogelberg (submitted to the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 2016) `A political ecology and emergy analysis of agrofuels in Brazil´.
Research project: Beyond private and public property. Territorial use rights to fisheries (TURFS) as a sustainable solution to manage threatened sedentary marine resources. The Chilean case
Researchers: Gloria Gallardo
Aburto, J.; G. L. Gallardo F.; W. Stotz; C. Cerda, C. Mondaca-Schachermayer; K. Vera. 2013. ‘Territorial user rights for artisanal fisheries in Chile – intended and unintended outcomes´, Ocean & Coastal Management 71. Pp. 284-295.
Gallardo, F. G. L., W. Stotz, J. Aburto, C. Mondaca and K. Vera. 2011. ‘Emerging commons within artisanal fisheries. The Chilean Territorial Use Rights for Fisheries (TURFs) within a broader coastal landscape’, International Journal of the Commons 5(2). Pp. 459-484.