Seven Critical Issues at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – open access papers

Our colleagues at Wiley-Blackwell have pulled together a splendid set of papers from across the disciplines to mark the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. Antipode has contributed papers on four of the seven ‘critical issues’: energy; sustainable cities; food security and sustainable agriculture; and water.

The papers are freely available online both here and below.


Patrick Bond (2012) Emissions Trading, New Enclosures and Eco-Social Contestation. Antipode 44(3): 684-701

Emily Boyd, Maxwell Boykoff and Peter Newell (2011) The ‘New’ Carbon Economy: What’s New? Antipode 43(3):601-611

David Hess (2011) Electricity Transformed: Neoliberalism and Local Energy in the United States. Antipode 43(4): 1056-1077

Sustainable cities

Katharina Manderscheid (2012) Planning Sustainability: Intergenerational and Intragenerational Justice in Spatial Planning Strategies. Antipode 44(1):197-216

Kelvin Mason and Mark Whitehead (2012) Transition Urbanism and the Contested Politics of Ethical Place Making. Antipode 44(2):493-516

Marcus Power (2012) Angola 2025: The Future of the ‘World’s Richest Poor Country’ as Seen through a Chinese Rear-View Mirror. Antipode 44(3):993-1014

Food security and sustainable agriculture

Ryan Galt (2012) From Homo Economicus to Complex Subjectivities: Reconceptualizing Farmers as Pesticide Users. Antipode DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2012.01000.x

Andreas Malm and Shora Esmailian (2012) Ways In and Out of Vulnerability to Climate Change: Abandoning the Mubarak Project in the Northern Nile Delta, Egypt. Antipode DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2012.01007.x

Becky Mansfield (2011) Is Fish Health Food or Poison? Farmed Fish and the Material Production of Un/Healthy Nature. Antipode 43(2):413-434


Antonio Augusto Rossotto Ioris (2012) Applying the Strategic-Relational Approach to Urban Political Ecology: The Water Management Problems of the Baixada Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Antipode 44(1):122-150

Oriol Mirosa and Leila Harris (2012) Human Right to Water: Contemporary Challenges and Contours of a Global Debate. Antipode 44(3):932-949

Fiona Nash (2012) Participation and Passive Revolution: The Reproduction of Neoliberal Water Governance Mechanisms in Durban, South Africa. Antipode DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2012.00994.x