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Veranstaltungen von Prof. Dr. David Abson


Fundamentals of Sustainability Economics (Seminar)

Dozent/in: David Abson

wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 10:15 - 11:45 | 16.10.2023 - 02.02.2024 | C 14.204 Seminarraum | .

Inhalt: Economics plays a crucial role in how humans understand and manage their interactions with the natural world. It can be argued that our current economic system (and the values and mind-sets that shape that system) are one of the root causes of humanity’s current unsustainable development trajectory. In this seminar we will explore, the underpinning assumptions of neo-classical economic (the dominant school of economic thought) and contrast this approach with ideas drawn from resource, ecological and steady state economics. Each of these schools of thought will be related to the notion of sustainability with the emphasis on what economics can tell us about both sustainability problems and sustainability solutions. The course will draw on topics ranging from the limits to economic growth, the ethics of placing monetary values on nature, strong versus weak sustainability, the economics of climate change, and notions of justice in relation to the allocation of economic resources.

Sustainability and Space (Seminar)

Dozent/in: David Abson

wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 12:15 - 13:45 | 16.10.2023 - 02.02.2024 | C 12.111 Seminarraum

Inhalt: The course will explore how space shapes understandings of sustainability, with a focus on: scale and sustainability; system boundaries and sustainability and spatial relations and sustainability. The course will draw on multiple perspectives on space from the natural and social sciences, and places a particular emphasis on appropriate scales for conceptualizing and managing sustainability in relation to equitable outcomes. In addition to general discussions on space and sustainability there will be 4 in depth case studies looking at important approaches within sustainability science (landscape sustainability science (Wu, 2013); Ecologically unequal exchange (Hornborg, 1998); Socio-technical transitions (Geels, 2011) and Social-ecological systems (Ostrom, 2009)) and how they conceptualize space in relation to sustainability.

Kolloquium Sozial-ökologische Forschung (Kolloquium)

Dozent/in: David Abson, Joern Fischer, Jan Hanspach, Jacqueline Loos, Berta Martín-López

wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 19.10.2023 - 09.11.2023 | C 40.254 Seminarraum
wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 16.11.2023 - 01.02.2024 | C 14.203 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Das Kolloquium wird inhaltlich verschiedene Methoden, Ansätze und Ergebnisse sozial-ökologischer Forschung behandeln und unterschiedliche Formate anbieten: Studierende präsentieren ihre Forschungsvorhaben und/ oder Ergebnisse, die dann mit den Betreuuenden und anderen Forschern diskutiert werden können