New publication: Koot, S. Hitchcock, R. and Gressier, C. (2019). “Belonging, Indigeneity, Land and Nature in Southern Africa under Neoliberal Capitalism: An Overview” (editorial). Journal of Southern African Studies.

This editorial introduces a part-special issue in the Journal of Southern African Studies, on which I have worked for a few years with fellow guest editors Catie Gressier and Bob Hitchcock. It has its origins in the first international conference of POLLEN, the global Political Ecology Network (http://politicalecologynetwork.com/), named ‘Political Ecologies of Conflict, Capitalism and…Read more New publication: Koot, S. Hitchcock, R. and Gressier, C. (2019). “Belonging, Indigeneity, Land and Nature in Southern Africa under Neoliberal Capitalism: An Overview” (editorial). Journal of Southern African Studies.

Film review: When Lambs Become Lions, a great documentary that shows ‘the other side’ of poaching

Please check out my film review in the Journal of Political Ecology about this interesting documentary here. I got to see the film because I was invited to comment on it at the Movies that Matter festival in The Hague, and I was positively surprised to see how the story behind wildlife crime was being…Read more Film review: When Lambs Become Lions, a great documentary that shows ‘the other side’ of poaching

New paper: “In the way: Perpetuating land dispossession of the indigenous Hai//om and the collective action lawsuit for Etosha National Park and Mangetti West, Namibia”, by S. Koot and R. Hitchcock (2019)

I wrote this important paper together with Robert Hitchcock, about the very timely issue of perpetuating land pressures on Hai//om people in Northern Namibia. In addition to an attempt for a collective action lawsuit by the Hai//om for Etosha National Park and Mangetti West, the Hai//om experience many other pressures on their land that need…Read more New paper: “In the way: Perpetuating land dispossession of the indigenous Hai//om and the collective action lawsuit for Etosha National Park and Mangetti West, Namibia”, by S. Koot and R. Hitchcock (2019)

New paper: Speaking Power to “Post-Truth”: Critical Political Ecology and the New Authoritarianism, by a collective from the POLLEN initiative, in the journal Annals of the American Association of Geographers

This paper was written by a group of political ecologists, many of us who have founded or otherwise been involved in the POLLEN initiative, the global political ecology network. The paper is very timely: It addresses important contemporary challenges for political ecologists in a 'post-truth' era of increasing authoritarianism. We argue that we should speak…Read more New paper: Speaking Power to “Post-Truth”: Critical Political Ecology and the New Authoritarianism, by a collective from the POLLEN initiative, in the journal Annals of the American Association of Geographers

New publication! The limits of economic benefits: Adding social affordances to the analysis of trophy hunting of the Khwe and Ju/’hoansi in Namibian community-based natural resource management, in the journal Society & Natural Resources

This paper addresses the important issue of trophy hunting in Namibia, among two Bushmen groups, which is often presented as a crucial element in 'community-based natural resource management'. However, the economic benefits that trophy hunting brings to communities are very limited, and the strong focus on such benefits perpetuates socio-economic inequality based on a global…Read more New publication! The limits of economic benefits: Adding social affordances to the analysis of trophy hunting of the Khwe and Ju/’hoansi in Namibian community-based natural resource management, in the journal Society & Natural Resources