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Género, desarrollo y políticas públicas

La doble discrepancia de las aristas del poder

Edith Kauffer


Presently, international development organizations have adopted gender perspectives in all policy spheres as a transversal approach as a result of a process that has transited through different foci since the 1950s. Nonetheless, different studies have highlighted the fact that implementation is limited beyond the recurring discourses of governments, non-governmental organizations and funding agencies. We can speak of a discrepancy between rhetoric and practice around gender in development policies, a subject that lies on the edges of power. Furthermore, there is another discrepancy between policy analysis and a gender perspective, where we find little research that achieves a theoretical articulation between two traditions that somehow seem irreconcilable. This article aims to initiate a reflection on that which it identifies as a double discrepancy between gender and policies focused on the edges of power: the failure to integrate gender in development policies and the difficult theoretical articulation of gender within policy. Faced with this double discrepancy, the article proposes some points of convergence around an inclusion of power relations both as a goal of development policies and a policy analysis.

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Thomas D. Hall

Islam, Md. Saidul. 2013. Development, Power, and the Environment: Neoliberal Paradox in the Age of Vulnerability . New York: Routledge. Islam, Md. Saidul. 2014. Confronting the Blue Revolution: Industrial Aquaculture and Sustainability in the

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Sabine Weiland

The bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) crisis challenged one of the basis principles of modernity: the divide between nature and society. In a case study on the German agricultural sector, I analyze how the societal actors responded in order to cope with the crisis. In their attempt to re-establish the division between nature and society, they employed the ambivalences of this relationship for strategic purposes. The actors sought to relocate or to newly define the boundary in line with their own ideas and interests. It can be seen how "nature" was frequently used as legitimizing ground in the narratives. The analysis of the politics of nature aims to add a process dimension to Latourian diagnosis of the eroding nature-society divide.

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Indigenous Resurgence, Decolonization, and Movements for Environmental Justice

Jaskiran Dhillon

justice” work to (re)inscribe hegemonies of settler colonial power by foregrounding settler interests? In a similar vein, Zoe Todd (2016) asks: “What does it mean to have a reciprocal discourse on catastrophic end times and apocalyptic environmental change

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Lukasz Swiatek

Peter Gilles, Harlan Koff, Carmen Maganda, Christian Schulz. (Eds.). (2013). Theorizing borders through analyses of power relationships.

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Contradictions of Solidarity

Whiteness, Settler Coloniality, and the Mainstream Environmental Movement

Joe Curnow and Anjali Helferty

. The term settler “denaturalizes and politicizes the presence of non-Indigenous people on Indigenous lands, but also can disrupt the comfort of non-Indigenous people by bringing ongoing colonial power relations into their consciousness” ( Flowers 2015

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Ruth Mostern

of empire and ecology. 1 The Spatial Organization of Water and Empire in North China Ecologist Alf Hornborg, writing from a world-systems perspective, has recommended framing environmental history as a matter of spatial distribution of power relations

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Seumas Bates

argued, in fact had its origins in the ongoing relative weakening of the hegemonic power of this group in post 1950s/1960s America. This historically privileged group perceived an increasing challenge to their ownership of a singular normative “American

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Marian Simon-Rojo, Inés Morales Bernardos and Jon Sanz Landaluze

unemployment rates, a general loss of purchasing power, and broad cuts in public expenditures. Amid this bleak socioeconomic context, a myriad of new experiences of urban agriculture have flourished in different cities ( López Izquierdo 2016 ; Sama Acebedo

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Zuzana Hrdličková

common forms of such evidence are reports, power point presentations or short films, which include both firsthand and secondhand data. Dr. Rajan, too, had to produce a report about Cyclone Phailin that would contain evidence of his expert data