Professor Simon Batterbury

Chair in Political Ecology

Research Overview

Simon Batterbury is the inaugural Chair in Political Ecology at LEC. Also Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia. My interest is in how people sustain livelihoods and their identities in adverse environmental, political and social conditions. I'm most interesed in environmental justice and struggles, sustainable livelihoods in drylands and international development issues, led by social science investigations and the exciting interdisciplinary and multi-scalar field of political ecology, where LEC has particular strengths.

L’environnement dans les géographies anglophone et française: émergence, transformations et circulations de la political ecology
Kull, C.A., Batterbury, S. 23/02/2017 In: Humanités environnementales. Paris : Publications de la Sorbonne p. 117-138. 22 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Bicycle justice: community bicycle workshops and "invisible cyclists" in Brussels
Batterbury, S., Vandermeersch, I. 4/07/2016 In: Bicycle justice and urban transformation. London : Routledge p. 189-202. 14 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Long review of Scoones, Ian Sustainable rural livelihoods and rural development
Batterbury, S. 1/07/2016 In: Journal of Political Ecology. 23, 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Contested sites, land claims and economic development in Poum, New Caledonia
Kowasch, M., Batterbury, S., Neumann, M. 31/05/2016 In: Other people's country. London : Routledge p. 26-40. 15 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

La géographie face aux défis environnementaux dans le monde Anglophone
Kull, C.A., Batterbury, S. 1/03/2016 In: Manifeste pour une géographie environnementale: géographie, écologie, politique. Paris : les Presses de Science Po p. 227-255. 29 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Food in the city: urban food geographies and 'local' food sourcing in Melbourne and San Diego County
McGirr, H., Batterbury, S. 3/02/2016 In: Geographical Research. 54, 1, p. 3–18. 16 p.
Journal article

Ecología política: relevancia, activismo y posibilidades de cambio
Batterbury, S. 15/01/2016 In: Ecología Política. 50, p. 45-54. 10 p.
Journal article

Contested sites, land claims and economic development in Poum, New Caledonia
Kowasch, M., Batterbury, S., Neumann, M. 1/10/2015 In: Settler Colonial Studies. 5, 4, p. 302-316. 15 p.
Journal article

Land access and livelihoods in post-conflict Timor-Leste: no magic bullets
Batterbury, S., Palmer, L.R., Reuter, T.R., do Amaral de Carvalho, D., Kehi, B., Cullen, A. 18/09/2015 In: International Journal of the Commons. 9, 2, p. 619-647. 29 p.
Journal article

"We live from mother nature": neoliberal globalization, commodification, the 'war on drugs', and biodiversity in Colombia since the 1990s
Chavez-Agudelo, J.M., Batterbury, S., Beilin, R. 10/07/2015 In: SAGE Open. 5, 3, p. 1-15. 15 p.
Journal article

Who are the radical academics today?
Batterbury, S. 30/06/2015 In: The Winnower.
Journal article

Doing political ecology inside and outside the academy
Batterbury, S. 1/06/2015 In: International Handbook of Political Ecology. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 27-43. 17 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Human research ethics committees: beyond critique to participation
Batterbury, S. 2014 In: The Australian Journal of Anthropology. 25, 3, p. 385-386 . 2 p.
Journal article