From national security to decolonial ecological security: the contradictions of the US military approach to climate security and its intersections with alternative security discourses.

by Ceara Webster *note from the Editor: this piece was written months prior to the current situation in Afghanistan. Commentary on climate emissions, forward operating bases (FOBs), and counterinsurgency were in the context of the Afghanistan War (2001-2021). Introduction The United States’ (US) military is, in itself, a threat to national security. Climate change, inContinue reading “From national security to decolonial ecological security: the contradictions of the US military approach to climate security and its intersections with alternative security discourses.”

“Only when we accept that our wants are limited and can be satisfied will we finally enjoy an abundant world” (Kallis 2019). To what extent do you agree with this statement, and why?

by Adam Smith Introduction As technoscience and rationality have emerged as the dominant languages of environmental policy and management, there has been a consistent effort to define the limits of contemporary societies in these terms (Lovbrand et al. 2015; Dryzek 2013). One such example is Rockstrom et al.’s (2009) demarcation of planetary boundaries – aContinue reading ““Only when we accept that our wants are limited and can be satisfied will we finally enjoy an abundant world” (Kallis 2019). To what extent do you agree with this statement, and why?”

Transcending an aesthetics of coloniality: reimagining relationships with colour as a decolonial praxis

by Ceara Ione Webster Autoethnographic reflective note: Before I get into this paper, hi hello wagwan? This is not necessarily a ‘good’ paper, but is one I loved writing because it demanded a lot of reflection from me. I have tried to add in more definitions for context and rephrase certain elements to make itContinue reading “Transcending an aesthetics of coloniality: reimagining relationships with colour as a decolonial praxis”