Call for Papers on Governing by models: exploring the technopolitics of the (in)visilibities of land

Call for Papers Special Issue of

Land Use Policy Governing by models:
exploring the technopolitics of the (in)visilibities of land

Submission Deadline: 15 May 2017

Guest Editors:
Allison Loconto, National Institute for Agricultural Research, France (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Raoni Rajãa, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Achieving food security, as envisioned in the Sustainable Development Goals, will require the production of knowledge to support a complex process of collaboration at the local, regional and international levels. Agricultural and land use models are increasingly being used to bridge the global/local divide, particularly as a means to envision future land access, use and management in different agricultural production systems. However, there is a need to better understand how models are used to govern the use of land and how this improved understanding contributes to how we think about global modeling, governance and land use change. For instance, questions of land access, use and management are currently some of the most contested issues in current environmental, agriculture and food system debates not just because of how policies are established and implemented, but also because of how land-use is measured, classified and modelled in the first place. Therefore, making the connections between how we model and how we address the politics of modeling provides insights into the question of how do ways of knowing and governing affect the politics of agriculture and land use?

Instructions for authors
For the preparation of your manuscript, please reference the guide for authors provided by the journal’s editors under: https://www.elsevier.com/journals/land-use-policy/0264-8377/guide-for-authors

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If there are any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the guest editors. Their emails are listed above.
Timeline
• Submission deadline: May 15, 2017
• Expected publication year: 2018