Resource Inequalities & Health Inequities: Connecting the Local and Global in Historical Analysis, Critique, and Best Practices
Monday, November 4, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Given the meeting's theme "Think Local, Act Global: Best Practices Around the World," and the Spirit of 1848’s choice to focus on the connection between global and local in relation to: “The Politics of Global Climate Change: Social Justice, Sustainable Economies & Ecologies, and Health Equity,” The Spirit of 1848 History Sub-Committee seeks papers that will address the local and the global in the context of energy and natural resource inequality and public health challenges from a historical perspective. Topics might include:
• Redistributive energy and social welfare policy in historical context
• Politics of measuring environmental and resource inequalities in local, national, and international/transnational contexts.
• “Scarcity” and “abundance” and the fictions of "beyond oil" and supply-side solutions.
• Resource use: how societies across the world have dealt equitably and sustainably with natural resource vicissitudes (oil, land, forests, etc.) through social/indigenous/civil society movements (e.g. movements such as Buen Vivir, etc.)
• Resource inequality and precarity: Water and water politics across the generations
Session Objectives: Describe the local and the global in the context of energy and natural resource inequality and public health challenges from a historical perspective.
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Organized by: Spirit of 1848 Caucus
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)