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II Internationales Symposium: Global Crises and Conflicts over Resources

Feb 08, 2018 - Feb 09, 2018

This international symposium deals with conflicts over resources - for instance, regarding mining and land - that are related to contemporary political-economic and socio-ecological crises.

The symposium focuses on four themes: theory and concepts; the role of the state; social relations; and transformation from below. The aim of the symposium is to bring together scholars from different fields of research and world regions to enhance our knowledge of the linkages between conflicts and global crises, the role of the state, the interrelations between conflicts over resources and social relations, and transformations from below.

Central questions of the symposium are:

  • How can we conceptualise the link between global crises and conflicts over resources?
  • What is the role of state agents in conflicts over resources?
  • How do social relations unfold and become transformed in conflicts over resources?
  • What and where are the potentials for social change from below in conflicts over resources?


Shalini Randeria (keynote), Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Manuela Boatcă, Ulrich Brand, Jan Brunner, Kristina Dietz, Marc Edelman, Bettina Engels, Kristina Großmann, Andrew Herod, Oliver Pye, Ian Scoones, Mario Schenk, Verónica Schild, Eric Vanhaute, Giorgos Velegrakis

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Time & Location

Feb 08, 2018 - Feb 09, 2018

Freie Universität Berlin, Harnack-Haus Tagungsstätte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Ihnestr. 16-20, 14195 Berlin