ESRC Research Centre for Social, Technological and Environmental Pathway;s to Sustainability

Lead Research Organisation: Institute of Development Studies
Department Name: Research Department

Abstract

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Title Brand aid : shopping well to save the world? 
Description Video of a presentation by Lisa Ann Richey of the University of Roskilde at a STEPS Centre seminar on 25 November 2010. Published on the blip.tv website. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2010 
URL http://blip.tv/file/4443458
 
Title Engineering the future? 
Description Presentation to plenary session of the Battle of Ideas 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2010 
 
Title From risk regulation to innovation governance : reconciling rationality, progress, precaution and democracy 
Description STEPS Director Andy Stirling spoke at the conference 'Challenging models in the face of uncertainty' at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), 28-30 September 2010. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2010 
URL http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/gallery/129
 
Title Innovation, sustainability, development : a new manifesto 
Description CD-ROM containing the Manifesto document itself and supporting materials including footage from roundtables around the globe and interviews with thinkers and activists. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2010 
 
Title Manifesto launch videos 
Description At the launch of 'Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto', 15 June 2010 at the Royal Society, London, there was a set of fascinating responses to the Manifesto from speakers from around the globe. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2010 
URL http://stepscentre-thecrossing.blogspot.com/2010/06/manifesto-launch-videos.html
 
Title Pathways in and out of maize 
Description Film 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2011 
 
Title Perception, precaution and participation : reconciling science and society in progress of agricultural biotechnology 
Description Video shows presentation given at the 10th joint EMBO / EMBL science & society conference, Heidelberg, Germany, 6-7 November 2009 on Food sustainability and plant science. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2010 
URL http://blip.tv/steps-centre/andy-stirling-perception-precaution-and-participation-4225199
 
Title STEPS Centre manifesto project roundtable : vox pops 
Description A collection of vox pops which have been recorded by the STEPS Centre. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2009 
URL http://www.youtube.com/user/STEPSCentre#p/a
 
Title Seeds and sustainability : maize pathways in Kenya 
Description Film 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2011 
 
Title Seeds and sustainability : maize pathways in Kenya 
Description This short film from the STEPS Centre brings together an engaging cast of characters including a farmer, a scientist, a regulator and a seed policy analyst. Each has a different view about how best to secure seeds for farmers growing maize - Kenya's key staple crop - in drought-prone regions of the country. The film shows the importance of informal seed systems, as well as formal ones, for food security in these areas. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2010 
URL http://vimeo.com/20239062
 
Title Shit and citizenship : the political economy of sanitation investment in Brazil 
Description Video of STEPS Centre water seminar hosted at IDS, 1 November 2010. A view of the changing politics of sanitation over the last 15 years in Brazil. Speakers: Alex Shankland (Participation, Power and Social Change team, IDS) and Ken Caplan (Director, Building Partnerships for Development in Water and Sanitation). Presentation slides: http://www.slideshare.net/Stepscentre/ids-presentation-brazil-political-economy-case-study 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2010 
URL http://blip.tv/file/4332413
 
Title Water and justice : peri-urban pathways in Delhi 
Description Documentary Film 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2010 
 
Title Water and justice : peri-urban pathways in Delhi 
Description Film 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2011 
 
Title Water and justice : peri-urban pathways in Delhi 
Description This film tells the story of three people and their relationship with water in the towns and villages on the edge of Delhi, India. The landscape of these "peri-urban" zones has changed dramatically in the past 15 years. Poor people often do not have good enough access to water, and have to find different ways of getting and using it. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2010 
URL http://vimeo.com/20237817
 
Title Which way is progress? : adventures in science, technology and democracy 
Description Video of Professor Andrew Stirling's presentation at inaugural professorial lecture, University of Sussex, 7 December 2010. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2010 
URL http://www.sussex.ac.uk/newsandevents/sussexlectures/lecturemov?id=59
 
Description A critical perspective of policy processes for monitoring water quality in peri-urban environments : case study, Delhi/Ghaziabad 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Workshop in cities, environment and social justice
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Biochar, poverty and development : opportunities, threats, social science agendas 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presented at 'Biogenic sequestration of carbon dioxide' workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Biotech innovation for sustainability in developing countries : a perspective from China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact STEPS Centre Seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Brand aid : shopping well to save the world 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact STEPS Centre Seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Breaking waters : the birth of a new Nile state 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact STEPS Centre water seminar. An 11th Nile basin state has almost certainly been added as a result of the referendum in South Sudan. This subdivision of a key Nile state - the most midstream of them all - has important political, economic and social consequences for international efforts at harnessing cooperation and stimulating integration amongst the basin states. How South Sudan plays its future role will be critical to the whole project of Nile cooperation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.slideshare.net/ana.cascao/breaking-waters-the-birth-of-a-new-nile-state-7028876
 
Description Civil society and sustainability transitions & resilience and sustainable lifestyles projects 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presentation to a seminar at DEFRA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Cost_benefit analysis : uncertainty, discounting and the sustainable future 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Addressing uncertainty, ambiguity and ignorance in sustainability appraisal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Deciphering water pollution in the peri-urban 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Workshop on 'Cities, environment and social justice'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://periurbansouthasia.blogspot.com/2011/02/workshop-on-cities-environment-and.html
 
Description Directionality and normativity in innovation for development : heuristic, methodological and performative 'Trojan horse' interventions under a 'STEPS' approach 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presented at a DIME workshop entitled 'Technology, institutions and development: perspectives from economics, anthropology and geography on agrarian change'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://dimedev.econ.mpg.de/program/
 
Description Dynamic drivers of disease in Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact STEPS/ESPA PPD grant workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Dynamic drivers of disease in Africa : a conceptual framework 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presentation at ESPA Project and Partnership Development Grant workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Dynamic sustainabilities : linking technology, environment and social justice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Climate change and global pandemics both highlight the complex, multi-scale, uncertain dynamics that pervade societal problems today - and also the circulation of highly contrasting narratives about these dynamics, why they matter and to whom, and what to do about them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.surrey.ac.uk/ces_new/news/seminars/dynamic_sustainabilities_linking_technology_environmen...
 
Description Emerging urban imaginaries 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Delhi's Yamuna
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Energy diversity and security of supply 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Briefing to Energy Minister, Mr Charles Hendry MP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Enlightenment! : enablement! : empowerment! from 'seeking alternatives' to 'getting serious about precaution and engagement' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presented at a ICTA workshop entitled 'After public engagement? : towards a critical governance of emergent technologies'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://icta.uab.cat/99_recursos/1273138991328.pdf
 
Description Forms and sources of public legitimacy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presented at an SPRU, University of Sussex seminar entitled 'Participation, power and sustainable energy futures'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.uea.ac.uk/env/esrcsems/sems/part
 
Description From bats to humans 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact STEPS/ESEI catalyst grant workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description From bats to humans : conceptualising spillover 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Initial STEPS/ESEI catalyst grant workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description GM Regulations and Farmers' Needs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Africa, November - December 2010
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.steps-centre.org/PDFs/BiosafetyKenya%20Nov2010.pdf
 
Description Game-changing China : lessons from China about disruptive low carbon innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact STEPS Centre Seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Haemorrhagic fevers : the deepest fears 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presentation at the WHO's Global Health Histories seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.who.int/global_health_histories/seminars/poster41.pdf
 
Description India and Pakistan's truculent cooperation : is 50 years enough? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact STEPS Centre water seminar. Fifty years ago, India and Pakistan signed the Indus Waters Treaty. Their subsequent ratification, implementation and maintenance of the Treaty despite two wars, several military skirmishes and a nuclear arms race, is remarkable. Yet, there are calls from within India and Pakistan to abrogate the agreement due to disputes over the upper basin's development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.slideshare.net/Stepscentre/undala-alam-india-and-pakistans-truculent-cooperation-is-50-ye...
 
Description Innovation, Sustainability, Development New Manifesto launched in London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact China Science & Technology Daily
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.stdaily.com/kjrb/content/2010-06/20/content_199577.h
 
Description Innovation, sustainability, development : a new manifesto 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Seminar/ roundtable organised by IFRIS and Fondation Sciences-Citoyennes, 6th January 2011, CNAM, Paris, France
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Irrigation reform and corruption in Indonesia : how international policy narratives help to keep things in place 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact STEPS Centre water seminar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.steps-centre.org/PDFs/Peter_Mollinga.pdf
 
Description Limits to growth 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Adrian Ely chaired the session 'Limits to growth' at the Limits to growth forum event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.sussexstudent.com/environment//events/index.php?page=event&event_id=600923
 
Description Moving beyond the fire conflict in Canaima national park, Venezuela : exploring the link between reflexive/deliberative governance and local identity building 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact STEPS Centre Seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Multi-criteria mapping and its application to sustainability appraisal for genetically-modified crops 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presented at the second UK-China workshop on food security.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Newslive : spring 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Quarterly newsletter from the ESRC STEPS Centre, an update on current and forthcoming research, events and publications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.steps-centre.org/PDFs/STEPS_Newsletter_Spring11.pdf
 
Description Other roads, other voices 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Discussions of science and technology in agriculture tend to be construed as a one-track race to the future - a particular kind of future. But is it the one we want?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.feedingthefuture.eu/FS/foodsecurity.pdf
 
Description Participation, precaution and power in science governance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presented at a FL scoping workshop entitled: 'The future of science in society'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Pathways to sustainability : agendas for a new politics of environment, development and social justice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Reframing the narrative: The land and water access in peri-urban interface
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Pathways to sustainability : agendas for a new politics of environment, development and social justice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Water in the Peri-urban; Changing Dynamics and Critical Sustainability
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Pathways to sustainability : agendas for a new politics of environment, development and social justice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Contesting Sustainability in the Peri-urban Interface: The Case of Water in Ghaziabad
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Pathways to sustainability book series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Newsletter to advertise new books
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.steps-centre.org/PDFs/STEPS%20Newsletter_bookspecial_Apr10.pdf
 
Description Play mediation in natural resources management : reflections on the use of games, gaming and models in equitable water allocation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Reflections on the use of play, games, gaming and models in equitable water allocation, includes an interactive session using laptops and a role-playing Excel spreadsheet, followed by a brief report on how this approach has been received by African water scientists. Comments on the challenges of water re-allocation, equity and justice at different scales. This work accords with findings that gaming and play are powerful learning tools in the mediation of natural resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.ids.ac.uk/go/events/steps-centre-water-seminar-play-mediation-in-natural-resources-manage...
 
Description Pluralising progress in sustainable development : the challenge for policy discourse 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presented at Forum for the Future's 'Governing sustainability' seminar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description STEPS Centre 'World Cafe' discussions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Discussion event involving researchers, NGO representatives, students and members of the public. 'World Cafe' event will provide an informal setting for forum participants to network and discuss alternatives for positive steps towards a sustainable society.

The 'World Cafe' will focus on the STEPS Centre's international project 'Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto' (see: http://anewmanifesto.org/) which puts forward recommendations in 5 key 'areas for action'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.sussexstudent.com/environment//events/index.php?page=event&event_id=600923
 
Description Setting priorities for publicly funded research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited evidence published in House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, 3rd Report of Session 2009-10.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://pp.274-283: Professor Andrew Stirling's oral evidence. pp.283-288: Supplementary written evi...
 
Description Shit and citizenship : the political economy of sanitation investment in Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact STEPS Centre Seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description State science and its discontents : why India's second transgenic crop did not follow the path of Bt cotton 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact STEPS Centre Seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Summer 2010 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Quarterly newsletter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.steps-centre.org/PDFs/STEPS_Newsletter_Summer2010.pdf
 
Description Sustainability science, synthetic biology and science and technology studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Comments on the governance of synthetic biology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Technologies for social inclusion in Latin America 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact STEPS Centre Seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description The Moral Maze 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Witness on the Moral Maze, BBC Radio 4, 16 June 2010
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description The STEPS centre's pathways approach in thinking about dynamic health systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Introductory presentation to conference on 'Beyond Scaling Up'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.steps-centre.org/ourresearch/beyondscalingup.html
 
Description The direction of innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presentation to seminar at City University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description The ethics of GM crops development 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact RES-588-28-5001 http://www.rsc.org/AboutUs/ChemistryCentre/Events/Geneticmod.asp Event information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description The hidden costs of pollution in peri-urban India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Workshop in cities, environment and social justice
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description The roots and future of water conflicts in the middle east 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact STEPS Centre Seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Towards a Caribbean knowledge economy : innovation, sustainability and social inclusion 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Authors' workshop for IDRC project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Which way is progress? : adventures in science, technology and democracy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Inaugural Professorial Lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.sussex.ac.uk/newsandevents/events?id=5803
 
Description Winter 2010 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Quarterly newsletter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.steps-centre.org/PDFs/STEPS%20Newsletter_Winter10.pdf