Carme Melo

Carme Melo
University of Valencia | UV · Geography Department

PhD

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Introduction
I am a Lecturer at the Geography Department, University of Valencia (Spain), where I have worked since September 2015. I was awarded a PhD from Keele University (UK) in 2011 with a thesis on ecological citizenship. Between 2012 and 2014 I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Inter-university Institute for Local Development (based in Valencia) and a guest researcher at Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) and National University of La Plata (Argentina). Prior to joining the Geography Department at the University of Valencia, I also worked as an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Seoul, South Korea) in 2014-2015.
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September 2015 - present
University of Valencia
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • I currently teach the following courses: - Productive activities and the environment (BA Geography and Environment) - Urban spaces (BA Geography and Environment) - Society, population and environment (BA Environmental Sciences)

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Publications (30)
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Climate change has been at the centre of the environmental debate for three decades. Despite international agreements, humanity has not been able to stop the global increase in temperature. The coronavirus crisis has relegated the climate emergency debate to the background, although the connections between climate change and the pandemic prove that...
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Climate change has been at the centre of the environmental debate for three decades. Despite international agreements, humanity has not been able to stop the global increase in temperature. The coronavirus crisis has relegated the climate emergency debate to the background, although the connections between climate change and the pandemic prove that...
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Este capítulo aborda el análisis de la conflictividad transfronteriza a partir del papel fundamental que los ríos internacionales desempeñan como vectores de las controversias sociotécnicas y ambientales. Para ello, se presentan dos estudios de caso: el conflicto por las plantas de celulosa entre Uruguay y Argentina que se origina en la década de 1...
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This article deals with interactions between citizenship and political ecology by examining the 'pulp mills conflict' in Gualeguaychú, Argentina. The conflict burst in 2003 when the Uruguayan authorities announced the construction of a cellulose plant on the shore of the Uruguay River. The citizens of Gualeguaychú, a city right across the border, i...
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RESUMEN: La crisis económica iniciada en 2008 ha afectado de distinta manera a los espacios urbanos europeos. El área metropolitana de Valencia ha sido una de las que han experimentado de manera más profunda esta crisis, reflejada entre otros aspectos en la pérdida de empleos, cierre de empresas y polarización social. El presente artículo analiza l...
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Economic globalisation has led to great transformations in the new phase of deregulated capitalism; the deep recession is one of its most dramatic consequences. In Spain, the «neoliberal turn» in city policies initiated in the second half of the 1990s. This paper examines the neoliberal model of urbanism. A particular focus is placed on the territo...
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This article focuses on the relationship between ecological citizenship and the green state and asks whether it is a productive one. First, I examine the political system of an ideal ecological state to assess how it could encourage ecological citizenship. Then, I turn my attention to how eco-states might emerge and be sustained, and the obstacles...
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This paper addresses the relationship between environmental politics and the public sphere. The focus is placed on the concept of the “green public sphere”, developed by Douglas Torgerson and very influential in green political theory. I argue that we should rethink Torgerson’s twin conceptions of environmental politics and the green public sphere....
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This essay focuses on the relationship between democracy and the environment. The aim is to reflect on the idea of an ecological democracy. First, the arguments shaping the view of an ecological democracy as a deliberative democracy are illustrated. Then I concentrate on Robyn Eckersley's theory of ecological democracy, and highlight the main diffe...
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I. Introducción: de los principios democráticos y valores ecológicos.-II. La democracia ecológica como democracia deliberativa.-III. La democracia ecológica en la teoría de Robyn Eckersley.-IV. Demo-cracia ecológica y democracia liberal: un análisis comparativo.-V. Más allá de la democracia liberal y el Estado: democracia discur-siva y esfera públi...
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DEBATE Los últimos dos siglos han sido una época insólita en la historia de la humanidad, «la era del petróleo barato». 1 Las innovaciones tecnológicas permitieron descubrir y extraer fácilmente reservas fósiles con las que ge-nerar energía suficiente para impulsar la revolución industrial. El período transcurri-do desde entonces se ha caracterizad...
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In posing the question "Are We Too Many?" for this issue of InSpire we sought to confront and debate a controversial question in global politics-population control. Since Thomas Malthus' famous Essay on the Principle of Population (1798), the issue has been debated in relation to subjects as diverse (but interrelated) as food, resource scarcity, fa...
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Citizenship has been a hot topic of debate within the green literature since the 1990s. Concepts like ecological and environmental citizenship capture the linkage between green politics and theories of citizenship. Although a significant number of contributions to the meaning of ecological/environmental citizenship have been made, their practical i...

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