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240506 SE Experts and Activists-Interviews on Biodiversity and Climate Change (P1) (2021S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Participation at first session is obligatory!

The lecturer can invite students to a grade-relevant discussion about partial achievements. Partial achievements that are obtained by fraud or plagiarized result in the non-evaluation of the course (entry 'X' in certificate). The plagiarism software 'Turnitin' will be used for courses with continuous assessment.


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: German, English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Die LV startet digital und wird, wenn es die Covid-Bestimmungen wieder zulassen, auf Vor-Ort bzw. hybrid umgestellt.
Informationen zu den Räumlichkeiten erfolgen rechtzeitig.

Wednesday 10.03. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 17.03. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Friday 19.03. 15:00 - 20:00 Digital
Wednesday 14.04. 13:15 - 18:15 Digital
Friday 16.04. 13:15 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 12.05. 13:15 - 18:15 Digital
Friday 21.05. 13:15 - 18:15 Digital
Friday 28.05. 13:15 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 09.06. 13:15 - 18:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The methodological seminar is mainly intended for the preparation of the FP (therefore, there may be overlaps in the interviews). The focus is on the training of experts and activists interviews on issues of nature-, biodiversity-, and climate protection, in the context of participatory forms of governance that include indigenous and local communities. In addition, a theoretical and coordinated methodological approach will be developed. A focus will be on social theory-led decolonial research approaches, taking into account the pressing problems of nature- and climate protection.

Species Protection, Biodiversity and Climate Change, as well as participatory governance modes including

Sprache: deutsch und/oder englisch (Teilnahme möglich bei rudimentären Sprachkenntnissen)

Assessment and permitted materials

Online Presentations of theoretical and methodological literature and chapters from "Bewildering Borders", in critical comparison to 3-5 papers on so-called "Neoliberal Conservation".

Transcripts of 3-5 interviews

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Online Presentations 50 %
Transcripts of 3-5 interviews 50 %

Examination topics

Content of Seminar

Reading list

Reinhard Sieder: Erzählungen analysieren Analysen erzählen, In: Karl R. Wernhart und Werner Zips (Hg.): Ethnohistorie. Rekonstruktion, Kulturkritik und Repräsentation. Eine Einführung, Wien: Promedia.
Werner Zips and Manuela Zips-Mairitsch (eds.): Bewildering Borders. The Economy of Conservation in Africa (Lit 2019)
Werner Zips und Markus Weilenmann (eds.): The Governance of Legal Pluralism. Empirical Studies from Africa and Beyond. Wien und Berlin: Lit Verlag

Theoriekapitel: Werner Zips (2017)Die Macht ist wie ein Ei. Theorie einer gerechten Praxis, 3. verbesserte und erweiterte Auflage, (Anthropologie der Gerechtigkeit Band 3). Wien: Facultas, Wiener UniversitŠtsverlag.

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Last modified: Th 10.06.2021 16:09