Report: Climate Policy Integration, Coherence and Governance (2009)

If societies are going to tackle climate change, significant changes in production processes as well as consumption patterns will be required. These changes cannot be achieved unless climate change is taken into account in the general and sector-specific policies essential for economic activities and general social development. In this report the degree of climate policy …

Chapter: Adapting to Climate Change in Reindeer Herding (2009)

The chapter discusses the role of nation-states and their systems of governance as sources of barriers and solutions to adaptation to climate change from the point of view of Saami reindeer herders. The Saami, inhabiting the northernmost areas of Fennoscandia, are one of more than twenty ethnic groups in the circumpolar Arctic that base their …

Article: What Counts? Volunteers and their organisations in the recording and monitoring of biodiversity (2008)

There is a pressing need for volunteer amateur naturalists to participate in data collection for biodiversity monitoring programmes in Europe. The present paper discusses the results from qualitative research using semi-structured interviews, focus groups and participant observation within nine monitoring organisations in Europe. The paper examines the features that facilitate recruitment, retention and motivations of …

Thesis: The Corral and the Slaughterhouse (2008)

The dissertation is a contribution to the ethnography of contemporary indigenous reindeer pastoralism in Norway: specifically, to the study of the neglected fields of reindeer killing and slaughtering practice. Its central contention is that in recent decades, the proliferation of human powers vested in the conduct of reindeer slaughter has created new conditions for practice, …

Article: The Pertinence of Sacrifice (2007)

Taking the possible relevance of animal sacrifice in the context of modern industrial food production as a starting point, the article examines the ethical and analytical status of industrially slaughtered animals, the transformation of violence within the slaughterhouse, the biopolitical articulation between literal and figurative logics of sacrifice and the question of whether non-human animals …