REDD+ as the Stranger-King

REDD+ as the Stranger-King

In theory, REDD+ is designed to be a win-win: it brings capital to economically struggling communities while ensuring that forests worldwide are protected for the good of the global community. Yet as theory of the Stranger King makes apparent, some colonialist approaches are softer and gentler than others — colonizing as invitees, rather than by force.

The Contested Boundaries of Just Transitions Law

The Contested Boundaries of Just Transitions Law

During the past decade the concept of a “just transition” has expanded far beyond its roots in the labor movement’s concern for protecting displaced fossil fuel workers. Should we welcome this expansion of the concept? Or will this generic use of ‘just transition’ undermine ​its usefulness as a framing device to guide policy and discourse?