This is a slightly out of date record of my academic writing. You can find stuff to do with the Dark Mountain Project here.

Review of David Graeber’s ‘Debt - The First 5,000 Years’

This review of David Graeber’s book was published in the International Journal for Community Currency Research, Vol. 16(C).

Energy densities: Why do they matter for sustainability transitions?

This is paper I co-authored with Andres Bucio and Noel Longhurst about the significance of energy densities for the way we think about transitions. It is published as a 3S Working Paper and also submitted to Research Policy.

Bringing time into the picture

In this blog post for the 3S research group I explore what taking temporality seriously might mean for academic theorising.

Repossessing the future

I co-authored a chapter, with Morten Svenstrup, for the first New Public Thinking book on the nature of network time and how this is affecting our lives. You can buy, or read, the book over at PediaPress.

A tool for building community resilience? A case study of the Lewes Pound

This article is a reworking of the data from my MSc thesis exploring how the Lewes Pound is building resilience in the local community. It’s published in Local Environment. I’ve also archived a copy here.

Narrative methods and my approach

I analyse the Dark Mountain narrative as a counter-narrative insofar as my focus is how the narrative opens up new perspectives and actions. This means that the analytical point is the speaker's characterisation of the world and event sequences.

Doing narrative ethnography

This note takes the initial thoughts on narrative from the research plan forward and explores in more detail what it means to be doing narrative ethnography. My ambition is to create an in-depth case study without exerting 'epistemic violence' by recognising that 'stories are completed in the reader'.

Research plan

These sections provide the background for my research. Although parts of it has already changed, it introduces the literatures and theories I use. Note: I am no longer doing a comparative study but have chosen to do an in-depth case study of the Dark Mountain project.

  1. 1.Introduction and contribution

  2. 2.Sustainable consumption

  3. 3.Sustainability transitions

  4. 4.Grassroots innovations

  5. 5.Research aims

  6. 6.Bibliography

Interview with Mary Midgley

Mary Midgley is perhaps the most eminent thinker to have taken Gaia from the realm of natural science into philosophy. I met her when she came to UEA and asked her why she thinks Gaia chances everything about how we look at the world and opens up for a more integrated and realistic view of reality.

MSc thesis

My MSc thesis, ‘A mixed method case study of the Lewes Pound and its capacity to build resilience in the community of Lewes’, explores the use of complementary currencies for strengthening local economies.

Review of The New Economics of Sustainable Consumption

This review of Gill Seyfang's (2009) 'The New Economics of Sustainable Consumption – Seeds of Change' appeared in the International Journal of Community Currency Research, vol. 13, pp. 99 - 101.

Climate change diary

Although this was not directly linked to my recent academic work it was part of the process which got me where I am. Part I of these diary extracts were written during/inspired by a journey to Greenland in the summer of 2008. Part II were written later that year after I had started my MSc Climate Change. Part II is unfinished as of yet, and was intended to be part of an introductory text to climate change.

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