Giacomo D'Alisa


Biography

Political ecologist at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, granted the FCT Post-Doc Fellowship for a 3+3 years project on the Commons. In the last years, I have been working: at the Department of Political Science of the University of Bari in Italy as Visiting Professor, at the Department of Environmental Policy of the Institute of Environmental Studies at the Universities of Amsterdam (VU) in the Netherlands as Visiting Research; and at the Croatian Institute of Political Ecology as Senior Researcher Fellow. I was trained in Italy (PhD, 2010) in Economics and Technology for Sustainable Development, I crafted my interdisciplinary talents while building my international profile during my visit stay (1,5 years) at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (UAB), Spain, and 2 short stays in top-tier Universities in Portugal (New University of Lisbon) and United Kingdom (University of Sussex). My research is interdisciplinary, action-oriented, and with a vital community service component; it impacts academia and society. I see it as part of the EU's "Science with and for Society" paradigm, which calls for "all societal actors to work together during the whole research and innovation process". My scientific outcomes are relevant to the broad field of sustainability studies. I am the first author of ten (5 in D1, DJR), and the second author of three (2 in D1, SJR) out of eighteen articles that I have published in international peer-reviewed journals. I have an average of 1.8 articles per year in Q1 journal, of which 8 in D1. Moreover, I have also led the edition of a book with Routledge that is a landmark publication -Degrowth a Vocabulary for a New Era-(thirteen translations) in the broad scholarship of prosperity without growth; and co-authored a monograph with Polity - The Case for Degrowth-, among the most prestigious international publishers in the social sciences and humanities. Finally, I have written 13 book chapters, of which 8 are well-known academic international publishers (Rowman & Littlefield, University of Toronto Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge), five as sole author. I employ innovative frameworks and diverse methodologies drawn from political theory, ethnography, geography, environmental sciences, and ecological economics to investigate changes in societal metabolic patterns and the consequent environmental injustices they can generate. Currently, I am developing a dynamic and politicized understanding of the commons and studying alternative commons-based resource management suitable for low-carbon societies that prosper without growing. I work across disciplines having published in the top-tier scientific journal (Q1 and D1, SJR), such as Political Geography, Global Environmental Change, Ecological Economics, Journal of Political Ecology, Nature, Journal of Cleaner Production, Futures. Thus, I contribute to the broad subject areas of Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences. More precisely I had papers in journal of the D1 in Geography, Planning and Development (PG, GEC), in Global Planetary Change and Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law (GEC), Ecology (JPE and GEC) Sociology and Political Science (PG, Futures), Development (Futures), Strategy and Management (JCP) Environmental Sciences miscellaneous (JCP, EE) and Multidisciplinary (Nature). Thus, my research reaches out to critical geographers, environmental planners, environmental historians, ecologists, political scientists, environmental sociologists, ecological economists, environmental scientists, environmental engineers, among others. My significant career achievements prove my ability to a) lead independent line of research and contribute to theory-building and problem-solving in sustainability studies; b) build an international academic profile through EU funded research projects, visiting research and professors periods; c) design, direct and execute international educational programmes; 5) produce scientific knowledge that impacts political and judicial organizations and institutions, as well as supports social campaigns.


Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Dell Angelo, Jampel; Navas, Grettel; Wittemana, Marga; D Alisa, Giacomo; Scheidel, Arnim; Temper, Leah (2021), "Commons grabbing and agribusiness: Violence, resistance and social mobilization", Ecological Economics, 184, 107004

Book

Kallis, Giorgos; Paulson, Susan; D'Alisa, Giacomo; Demaria, Federico (2020), The case for Degrowth. UK, USA: Polity Press

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Article in Scientific journal

D?Alisa, Giacomo; Kallis, Giorgos (2020), "Degrowth and the State", Ecological Economics, 169, 106486

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