The Political Ecology of Coastal Societies

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Both the UK and Japan define their identity by their relationship to the sea and both have struggled with the effects of rising sea levels and climate change. This new research network will bring together British and Japanese scholars to develop new social science approaches to the political ecology of coastal societies. Our network will examine two topics. First, the social and political context surrounding the harvesting of seaweed, with special attention to traditional rights and methods of building a "blue economy". Second, we will also investigate the legacies of community-based flood management and mitigation systems in both UK and Japan with an eye to identifying best practice. Both issues are connected and of central concern to authorities in each area. Our network will build around two network seminars and two "scoping events" where British and Japanese researchers will together converse with stakeholders, managers, and visit local communities to investigate the possibility of designing a major research project around one or the topic.


Keywords: ESRC, ES/S013806/1, Environmental Planning, Science and Technology Studies, Social Anthropology


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service provision Earth & Environmental Sciences
animal Social Sciences
tundra Earth & Environmental Sciences
ecosystem service Earth & Environmental Sciences
domination Social Sciences
aquaculture Earth & Environmental Sciences
coastal zone Earth & Environmental Sciences
herbivore Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2015 2019

Environmentalism, Cultural Resilience and Submerged Societies in Northern Eurasia

Anderson, D. G., 16 Jul 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Expanding the role of participatory mapping to assess ecosystem service provision in local coastal environments

Burdon, D., Potts, T., McKinley, E., Lew, S., Shilland, R., Gormley, K., Thomson, S. & Forster, R., Oct 2019, In : Ecosystem Services. 39, 16 p., 101009.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

service provision
ecosystem service
ecosystem services

Food Sovereignty and Resilience in the Circumpolar North

Anderson, D. G., 24 Feb 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper