LMN is delighted to announce the final Resisting Mining Book Club of 2022 with guest speakers Alexander Dunlap and Andrea Brock, who will be speaking about their edited collection Enforcing Ecocide: Power, Policing & Planetary Militarization (Springer Nature: 2022)

About the book:

Enforcing Ecocide explores and investigates the numerous ways in which police, security, and military forces intersect with, reinforce, and facilitate ecological and climate catastrophe. Employing a case study-based approach, the book examines the relationships and entanglements between policing and ecosystems, revealing the intimate connection between political violence and ecological degradation.

With chapters spanning Indigenous pipeline resistance in Canada to martial mining operations in South Africa and West Papua, Enforcing Ecocide traces the ways in which police brutality, wars, paramilitarism, private security operations, and securitization impact people – especially people of colour – and habitats.

Alexander Dunlap and Andrea Brock will give an introductory lecture which will be followed by a Q&A. You do not need to have read the book to attend this meeting. However, if you want to read it, the book is available to buy in the UK, and all registered participants in the Book Club will be sent a PDF version via email.

About the author:

Andrea Brock is a political ecologist/economist at the University of Sussex, UK. She researches corporate power, state violence, and mining/infrastructure projects. She is particularly interested in the repression, policing, and co-optation of environmental defenders, and how corporate and state actors manage resistance and engineer consent. Her recent work develops an anarchist political ecology approach to fracking and coal mining, and she is involved in a number of anti-extractivist struggles.

Alexander Dunlap is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo. His work has critically examined police-military transformations, market-based conservation, wind energy development, and extractive projects more generally in Latin America and Europe. He has published two books: Renewing Destruction: Wind Energy Development, Conflict and Resistance in an American Context (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019) and, the co-authored, The Violent Technologies of Extraction (Palgrave, 2020).