RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016

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1 Chair's plenary: Meeting Nexus Challenges: from policy connections to political transformations
Convenor(s) Peter Jackson (The University of Sheffield, UK)
Chair(s) Peter Jackson (The University of Sheffield, UK)
Timetable Tuesday 30 August 2016, Evening (18:15 - 20:00)
Session abstract The advent of ‘nexus thinking’ in current global change research and policy, has drawn welcome attention to many neglected connectivities. From familiar and trivial, to unfamiliar and profound, these span: between sectors; across scales; joining jurisdictions; mingling human, biological and physical; and linking framings of knowledge with directions for action. Perhaps the most important, are those between existing configurations of power, privilege and incumbency and ways in which understandings, imaginations and aspirations are shaped concerning what is reasonable or possible. Based on efforts in the ESRC’s Nexus Network, this talk will explore some deeper connotations – and practical implications for research and action.
Linked Sessions Nexus thinking as democracy: A special panel organised by the ESRC Nexus Network
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Meeting Nexus Challenges: from policy connections to political transformations
Andy Stirling (University of Sussex, UK)
The advent of 'nexus thinking' in current global change research and policy, has drawn welcome attention to many neglected connectivities. From familiar and trivial, to unfamiliar and profound, these span: between sectors; across scales; joining jurisdictions; mingling human, biological and physical; and linking framings of knowledge with directions for action. Perhaps the most important, are those between existing configurations of power, privilege and incumbency and ways in which understandings, imaginations and aspirations are shaped concerning what is reasonable or possible. Based on efforts in the ESRC's Nexus Network, this talk will explore some deeper connotations – and practical implications for research and action.
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David Demeritt (King’s College London, UK)
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Gail Davies (University of Exeter, UK)
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