Tag Archives: Governance

New chapter on Institutional Mapping

One of the research methods I find the most interesting is Institutional Mapping. It’s a funny old thing: frequently used in consultancy but not in academia; as intensely useful as it is deeply subjective; and very poorly codified. It is … Continue reading

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New challenges and thinking for spatial planning systems

Last week I participated in an ESPON Workshop, titled New challenges and thinking for spatial planning systems: Insights from ESPON projects. It was an opportunity to share some of the findings of the ReSSI project to European planners and other … Continue reading

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Data is power

Oh Facebook, again? To understand why any of this matters, you have to rewind to 2015. That’s when Facebook executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, were going around the world preaching the gospel of online video. Video, they said, was the … Continue reading

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Politics, measurement and morals: the biodiversity offsets trilogy

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, back in August the third paper derived from my PhD was published in New Political Economy. It was quite an important moment for me, not just from a work point of view, … Continue reading

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Biodiversity offsets – the moral judgement angle

The third paper emerging from my PhD has recently been published, in the journal New Political Economy. It is titled Failure to Expand? Socio-Technical Practices and Moral Judgement in Markets for Biodiversity Offsets, and it is co-authored with Jennifer Ferreira. Yes, I … Continue reading

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Economies, and what to do with them

A while ago I was challenged to write a thought piece for Social Business, a relatively new but very interesting academic journal.  I decided to talk a bit about the failed promises of CSR, and what to do about them. … Continue reading

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Biodiversity offsets: political markets

Earlier this month I published an article with my colleague Dr Jennifer Ferreira in the Review of Social Economy, titled Political markets? Politics and economics in the emergence of markets for biodiversity offsets. It is a companion piece to the 2017 paper … Continue reading

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