Norwegian version
Hanne Svarstad

Hanne Svarstad

About

My positionality is first of all based on being a professor in development studies at a university in a wealthy and fossil fuel producing country in the Global North. I find it vital to conduct research as well as to teach about justice implications of climate policies and green transformation strategies in the case of my own country Norway. I discuss climate justice from the two broad perspectives of climate justice in time and space. I look at consequences of present climate decisions in Norway for future generations as well as for people today in the Global South, and with a special attention to people living in poverty and vulnerability. Moreover, I try to explain why injustices tend to take place. Finally, I engage in discussions about how policies can be changed from neo-colonialism and unsustainable development and into more just and sustainable alternatives. I think schools and universities could play a seminal role here, equipping students with knowledge and tools that enable them to critically examine and engage in their countries’ choices of alternatives towards climate justice in time and space.

Examples of my publications:

Svarstad, H. 2021. Critical climate education: Studying climate justice in time and space. International Studies in Sociology of Education 30(1-2):214-232. Open Access: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09620214.2020.1855463

Benjaminsen, T.A. and H. Svarstad. 2021. Political Ecology: A Critical Engagement with Global Environmental Issues. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Svarstad, H. & T.A. Benjaminsen. 2020. Reading radical environmental justice through a political ecology lens. Geoforum 108 (1-11). Open access:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718519303161

Svarstad, H., T.A. Benjaminsen & R. Overå. 2018. Power Theories in Political Ecology. Journal of Political Ecology. Vol. 25: 350-363. Open Access.

Svarstad, H. & T.A. Benjaminsen 2017. Nothing succeeds like success narratives: A case of conservation and development in the time of REDD. Journal of Eastern African Studies 11(3): 482-505.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Sociology

Subject areas

Environment   Climate   Development studies   Nature conservation   Political ecology   Sustainable development

Regions

Africa

Countries

Norway   Tanzania   Uganda

Research projects

  • CENSU - Climate Change Energy Sustainability

    CENSU is a Norwegian-Tanzanian-Mozambican university collaboration within education and research which focuses on sustainable gas extraction and governance in the context of vulnerable communities and climate change.

Scientific publications

Svarstad, Hanne (2021). Critical climate education: Studying climate justice in time and space. International Studies in Sociology of Education. Vol. 30.
https://doi.org/10.1080/09620214.2020.1855463

Benjaminsen, Tor A; Svarstad, Hanne ; Shaw of Tordarroch, Iselin Katinka (2021). Recognising Recognition in Climate Justice. IDS Bulletin. Vol. 53.
https://doi.org/10.19088/1968-2022.136

Benjaminsen, Tor A; Svarstad, Hanne (2021). Political ecology: a critical engagement with global environmental issues. ISBN: 978-3-030-56035-5. 249 p. Palgrave Macmillan. 10.1007/978-3-030-56036-2

Svarstad, Hanne ; Benjaminsen, Tor A (2020). Reading radical environmental justice through a political ecology lens. Geoforum. Vol. 108.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.11.007

Benjaminsen, Tor A; Svarstad, Hanne (2019). Political Ecology. Elias, Scott A.; Alderton, David; Bliznak, Vojtech; Cochran, Kirk; DellaSala, Dominick A.; Funiciello, Francesca (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Ecology. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. p. 391-396. Elsevier.
https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.10608-6

Svarstad, Hanne ; Benjaminsen, Tor A; Overå, Ragnhild (2018). Power theories in political ecology. Journal of political ecology. Vol. 25. https://doi.org/10.2458/jpe.v25i1

Benjaminsen, Tor A; Svarstad, Hanne (2018). REDD og norsk klimakolonialisme i Tanzania. Internasjonal Politikk. Vol. 76.
https://doi.org/10.23865/intpol.v75.654

Svarstad, Hanne ; Hansen, Camilla (2018). Kyndig veiledning av norske studenter på praksis i det globale Sør. Tveiten, Sidsel; Iversen, Anita (Ed.). Veiledning i høyere utdanning. En vitenskapelig antologi.. p. 189-201. Fagbokforlaget.

Svarstad, Hanne ; Benjaminsen, Tor A (2017). Nothing succeeds like success narratives: a case of conservation and development in the time of REDD. 24 p. Journal of Eastern African Studies. Vol. 11.
https://doi.org/10.1080/17531055.2017.1356622

Benjaminsen, Tor A; Svarstad, Hanne (2017). Politisk økologi - Miljø, mennesker og makt. 2. reviderte utgave. ISBN: 9788215026527. 296 p. Universitetsforlaget.





These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete