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Minoia , P & Mölkänen , J 2021 , Scales . in C P Krieg & R Toivanen (eds) , Situating Sustainability : A Handbook of Contexts and Concepts . Helsinki University Press , Helsinki , pp. 91-104 .

Title: Scales
Author: Minoia, Paola; Mölkänen, Jenni
Other contributor: Krieg, C. Parker
Toivanen, Reetta
Contributor organization: Global Development Studies
Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Doctoral Programme in Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences
Doctoral Programme in Political, Soci­etal and Regional Change
Department of Cultures
Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences
The Global Extractivisms and Alternatives Initiative
Publisher: Helsinki University Press
Date: 2021-11
Language: eng
Number of pages: 14
Belongs to series: Situating Sustainability
ISBN: 978-952-369-050-9
Abstract: This contribution will focus on the politics of scales: traditionally conceived, by the positivist science, as hierarchical relational levels that vary from the dimension of the human body to the global, they are studied by post structural interpretations in terms of multiscalarity, processual rescaling, ideological constructions, and contextual pathways for democratic, just and sustainable transformations. This chapter focuses on two cases: a) on rescaling strategies played by indigenous organizations in Ecuador in relation to the central powers, to affirm the plurinational identity of the state; and b) on standard scales in natural conservation and creation of a natural park and kinship scale based on the notion of ancestral lands, tanindrazana, of the Tsimihety, main ethnic group in rural Northeast Madagascar. Politics of scales informs sustainability science to focus carefully on peoples’ institutions, territories, and territorialities as contingent levels of power interactions.
Subject: 1172 Environmental sciences
5171 Political Science
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc
Usage restriction: openAccess
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