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Interested in Sustainable Politics?
I am part of the organizing team for this amazing summer school titled "Just Politics? Postcolonial Ecocriticism betweein imagination and occupation", which will take place in potsdam and berlin during the first week of september.
-> you can apply now (deadline 15th of may) contact: justpolitics2013[at]gmail.com
-> and if you have any suggestions where to apply for some more funding for the whole thing, I would be grateful for some hints =)
To give you an idea what we are going to deal with:
“Green growth”, “ecological footprint”, “north-south divide”, “Euro crisis”, “Occupy Wall Street”, “Fukushima”, “buen vivir” – there are many terms floating around in public consciousness these days that seem to be of general importance for future-oriented world politics on the one hand, but only remotely linked – if at all – on the other. But as a matter of fact there are some very important common denominators shared between conservation and environmental politics, anti-globalisation and global justice movements and theories of alternative measurements of social welfare: Among these are the criticism of neoliberalism and corporatism, an orientation towards sustainable politics and democracy, the aim of protecting the environment and attempts to imagine a world that is based on ideas of justice, equality, and the possibility of a good life – not only for a certain percentage of people, but for everybody.
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hope to welcome some of you at the summer school!!