Sociology of Development and Change Group (SDC)

Our group combines a critical approach to global development issues and processes with an interest in crisis, governance, livelihood and resources.

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Popular publications

>>‘Natuurlijk kapitaal’ is een gevaarlijke mythe. Blog by Bram Büscher for Vork Magazine & Vice Versa Online (June 21, 2016)
>>‘Natuurlijk kapitaal’ is een gevaarlijke mythe. Blog by Bram Büscher for Vork Magazine & Vice Versa Online (June 21, 2016)
>>Politiek ecologen praten over natuur, macht en geweld. Interview with Stasja Koot for Resource Magazine (May 23, 2016)
>>Politiek ecologen praten over natuur, macht en geweld. Interview with Stasja Koot for Resource Magazine (May 23, 2016)
>>Decoupling: A Dangerous Fantasy. Robert Fletcher (May 10, 2016)
>>Decoupling: A Dangerous Fantasy. Robert Fletcher (May 10, 2016)
>>Why E O Wilson is wrong about how to save the Earth. Robert Fletcher and Bram Büscher (March 1, 2016)
>>Why E O Wilson is wrong about how to save the Earth. Robert Fletcher and Bram Büscher (March 1, 2016)
>>Costa Rica - a 21st Century Environmental Leader. Robert Fletcher (February 18, 2016)
>>Costa Rica - a 21st Century Environmental Leader. Robert Fletcher (February 18, 2016)
>>Why southern Africa’s peace parks are sliding into war parks. Bram Büscher & Maano Ramutsindela (February 16, 2016)
>>Why southern Africa’s peace parks are sliding into war parks. Bram Büscher & Maano Ramutsindela (February 16, 2016)

In the media

<L CODE="C24">August 24, 2016: >>Radio interview with Prof. dr. Bram Büscher on NPO radio 1 at 16.00h, about the ‘green violence’ paper co-authored with Prof. Ramutsindela of the University of Cape Town on ‘rhino poaching and the war to save Southern Africa’s peace parks’.</L>
August 24, 2016: >>Radio interview with Prof. dr. Bram Büscher on NPO radio 1 at 16.00h, about the ‘green violence’ paper co-authored with Prof. Ramutsindela of the University of Cape Town on ‘rhino poaching and the war to save Southern Africa’s peace parks’.

News

Scott Prudham guest Professor SDC group
From September 20, 2016 until July 2017 Professor Scott Prudham will be part of the SDC group and the Centre of Space, Place and Society (CSPS). For more information about Scott click here.
Excellent Education Prize 2016
The Executive Board of Wageningen UR has awarded two SDC courses a prize for Excellent education. Sociology in Development: Towards a Critical Perspective (SDC-32806) coordinated by Dr. ir. M.C.M. (Monique) Nuijten + Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction (SDC-34806) coordinated by Dr. B.J. (Bram) Jansen. April 14, 2016

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The SDC Group is involved in education that provides students with a theoretical background that enables them to undertake a cutting-edge analysis of a number of development related themes.
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Research at the SDC Group focuses on the ‘global’ and the ‘local’, as well as on their interactions. We conceptualise development and change as on-going, socially constructed, inherently heterogeneous and negotiated processes.
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