Sociology of Development and Change Group (SDC)

The Sociology of Development and Change (SDC) Group dovetails the domains of Rural Development Sociology, Disaster Studies and Anthropology of Law. The Group historically has a strong record on the anthropology and sociology of development, which has been broadened to include the fields of anthropology of law and disaster studies. 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

>>Half-Earth or Whole Earth? Radical ideas for conservation, and their implications. Paper of Bram Büscher and Robert Fletcher in Oryx (December 6, 2016)
>>Half-Earth or Whole Earth? Radical ideas for conservation, and their implications. Paper of Bram Büscher and Robert Fletcher in Oryx (December 6, 2016)
>>'The protracted refugee camp and the consolidation of a ‘humanitarian urbanism’. Essay by Bram J. Jansen for IJURR International journal of urban and regional research. (November 28, 2016)
>>'The protracted refugee camp and the consolidation of a ‘humanitarian urbanism’. Essay by Bram J. Jansen for IJURR International journal of urban and regional research. (November 28, 2016)
>>'Legale ivoorhandel niet haalbaar'. Interview with Bram Büscher for 'Kennis van nu' during CITES Conference Johannesburg South Africa. (September 24, 2016)
>>'Legale ivoorhandel niet haalbaar'. Interview with Bram Büscher for 'Kennis van nu' during CITES Conference Johannesburg South Africa. (September 24, 2016)
>>'Nature is priceless, which is why turning it into ‘natural capital’ is wrong'. Blog by Bram Büscher and Robert Fletcher for The Conversation. (September 21, 2016)
>>'Nature is priceless, which is why turning it into ‘natural capital’ is wrong'. Blog by Bram Büscher and Robert Fletcher for The Conversation. (September 21, 2016)
>>‘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)

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>>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)
>>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)