Cristián Alarcón Ferrari

Cristián Alarcón Ferrari


Academic and Professional Background:
2017 -2018: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States
2015: PhD in Environmental Communication, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden (Thesis title: Forests at the limits. Forestry, land use and climate change from political ecology and environmental communication perspectives: the case of Chile & Sweden)
2006: Master’s degree in Political Philosophy and Axiology, Department of Philosophy, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile (Maximum Distinction)
2002: Admitted as lawyer by the Supreme Court of Chile
2001: Bachelor of Law and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Publikationer i urval

1.     Alarcón C., Corrado, A. and Fama, M. (2023).“Digitalisation, Politics of Sustainability and New Agrarian Questions: The Case of Dairy Farming in Rural Spaces of Italy and Sweden”. Sociologia Ruralis, 00, 1– 26. 

2.     Alarcón C., Bergman Lodin, J. and Hajdu, F. (2022). “Agricultural livelihoods, Rural Development Policy and Political Ecologies of Land and Water: Exploring New Agrarian Questions”. In: Fiona Nunan and Clare Barnes (Eds.), Routledge Handbook on Livelihoods in the Global South, Routledge.

3.     Alarcón C. (2022). “Local Democracy and the Legitimization of Climate Action in Rural Municipalities of Sweden, Chile and the US ". Policy Brief, ICLD - Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy.

4.     Alarcón C. (2022). “Power, Conflicts and Environmental Communication in the Struggles for Water Justice in Rural Chile: Insights from the Epistemologies of the South and the Anthropology of Power”. In: Annelie Sjölander Lindqvist, Ivan Murin, Michael E. Dove (Eds.) Anthropological Perspectives on Environmental Communication, Palgrave.

5.     Alarcón C. (2021) “Cambio climático, Agenda 2030 y cuestiones agrarias después de la pandemia: Estados, legitimidad y regulación ambiental local en Chile, Suecia y Estados Unidos” (Climate change, Agenda 2030 and agrarian questions  in a post-pandemic world: States, legitimacy and local environmental  regulation in Chile, Sweden, and the United States). Revista de Derecho Ambiental (Environmental Law Journal, Chile)

6.     Alarcón C., Jönsson, M., Gebreyohannis Gebrehiwot, S., Chiwona-Karltun, L., Mark-Herbert, C., Manuschevich, D., Powell, N., Do, T., Bishop, K. and Hilding-Rydevik, T. (2021). “Citizen Science as Democratic Innovation That Renews Environmental Monitoring and Assessment for the Sustainable Development Goals in Rural Areas”. Sustainability 2021, 13, 2762.

7.     Alarcón C. (2021). “Agrarian questions, digitalization of the countryside, immigrant labor in agriculture and the official discourses on rural development in the Uppsala region, Sweden”. REA - Italian Review of Agricultural Economics.

8.     Gebrehiwot, S.G., Bewket, W., Mengistu, T., Nuredin, H., Alarcón, C. and Bishop, K. (2021),“Monitoring and assessment of environmental resources in the changing landscape of Ethiopia: a focus on forests and water”. Environmental Monitoring and Assesstment, 193, 624 (2021).  

9.     Alarcón C. (2020). “Contemporary Land Questions in Sweden, Far‐Right Populist Strategies and Challenges for Inclusionary Rural Development”. Sociologia Ruralis, October 2020, Pp. 833-856

10.  Alarcón C. (2020). “Crisis socioecológicas y educación popular ambiental en el mundo rural: la relevancia de Paulo Freire para los estudios críticos de la comunicación ambiental y la educación para el desarrollo sostenible”. Paulo Freire. Revista de Pedagogía Crítica, 24.

11.  Alarcón C. (2019). “Transforming wood energy in Sweden and Chile: climate change, environmental communication and a critical political ecology of international forestry companies”. Critical Perspectives on International Business, Vol. 16 No. 4, pp. 361-377.

12.  Alarcón C.  and Chartier C. (2018). “Degrowth, energy democracy, technology and social-ecological relations: Discussing a localised energy system in Vaxjö, Sweden”. Journal of Cleaner Production.Volume 197, Part 2, pp. 1754-1765.

13.  Alarcón C. (2018). “Conflictividad Social-Ecológica, la Ecología Política del Capitalismo Neo-Liberal y La Ideología de los Recursos Naturales en Chile”. Chile del siglo XXI: Propuestas desde la Economía, Edited by Grupo de Estudio Nueva Economía de la Facultad de Economía, Universidad de Chile y Fundación Heinrich Böll, Chile.  

14.  Alarcón C. (2016). “Action Research for Emancipation: Social-Ecological Relations and Basic Conceptual Questions”. Hans Peter Hansen, Birger Steen Nielsen, Nadarajah Sriskandarajah and Ewa Gunnarsson (eds.) Commons, Sustainability, Democratisation Action Research and the Basic Renewal of Society. Routledge, London

15.  Alarcón, C. (2015).  “Forests at the limits. Forestry, land use and climate change from political ecology and environmental communication perspectives: the case of Chile & Sweden”, Doctoral Thesis No. 2015: 5, Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. ISSN: 1652-6880. ISBN: 978-91-576-8228-4

16.  Alarcón, C. and Hansen, H. (2012). "Forest research from a critical perspective: How can it contribute to new knowledge?", Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 27(2):108-119

17.  Alarcón C. (2012). “Forest: capital accumulation, climate change and crises in Chile and Sweden” in Alf Hornborg, Brett Clark and Kenneth Hermele (eds.) Ecology and Power- Struggles over Land and Material Resources in the Past, Present and Future. Routledge, London.

18.  Kleinschmit, D., Alarcón, C., and Hansen, H. (2012). "The social relevance of forest policy research - views from the Nordic countries", editors’ preface to special issue on forest policy research. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 27(2): 105-10 

19.  Alarcón. C. (2009). “Politics of Methane Abatement and CDM Projects based on Industrial Swine Production in Chile”. Steffen Böhm and Siddhartha Dabhi (eds.) Upsetting the Offset: The Political Economy of Carbon Markets. Mayfly Books, UK.

20.  Alarcón, C. Bergquist, D. Bjureby, E. Friman, E. Gallardo, G. Hajdu, F. Jacobson, K.  Johansson, S. Lagerberg Fogelberg, C. & Rydberg, T. (2008). ‘Understanding global patterns of production and consumption: prospects of an interdisciplinary approach’ in B. Frostell, Å. Danielsson, L. Hagberg, B.-O. Linnér, E. Lisberg Jensen, (eds) Science for Sustainable Development - The Social Challenge with emphasis on conditions for change, Proc. from the 2nd VHU Conference, Linköping 6-7 Sept 2007, Uppsala, p. 15-21.


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