Alexander Dunlap

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faculteit der sociale wetenschappen ( afd. sociale en culturele antropologie )

·         Political Ecology

·         Critical Agrarian Studies—resource extraction and land grabbing

·         The Politics of Green Economy/ Sustainable Development

·         Environmental sustainability

·         Anthropology of Violence

·         Social Movements

·         Anthropology of the State

·         Colonial Genocide Studies


Area of Expertise: Mexico and United States


Doctoral research examined the social impact of large-scale wind energy projects on people living in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region of Oaxaca, Mexico. The focus was on the changes and subsequent conflicts brought by the arrival of wind energy to three villages in different stages of development in the region. This project was able to present the deeper implications of wind energy projects on Indigenous territory and the consequences of new climate change mitigation and green economy measures in Mexico. Anthropogenic climate change legislation is promoting sustainable development projects that are creating new relations, engagements and conflict over land and natural resources, which is intensifying existing issues of income-inequality, environmental degradation and social conflict.


Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Dunlap, Alexander (2016).  “Counterinsurgency: Remembering Where Prevention Comes From and Its Implications,” in Critical Studies on Terrorism, 9 (2): 380-385 Comment and Debate
  • Dunlap, Alexander (2015). The Expanding Techniques of Progress: Agricultural Biotechnology and UN-REDD+,” The Review of Social Economy, 73, (1): 89-112
  • Dunlap, Alexander and Fairhead, James. (2014) “The Militarisation and Marketisation of Nature: An Alternative Lens to Climate-conflict,” Geopolitics Special Issue on Climate and Conflict, 19, 4:
  • Dunlap Alexander. (2014) “Permanent War: Grids, Boomerangs, and Counterinsurgency,” Anarchist Studies Journal, 22, 2: 53-77
  • Dunlap, Alexander (2013). 'From Primitive Accumulation to Modernized Poverty: The Strategies of Roads and Flush-toilets', Master thesis, University of Sussex Library


Book Chapters

  • Dunlap, Alexander and Fairhead, James. (2015) “The Militarisation and Marketisation of Nature: An Alternative Lens to Climate-conflict.” In Jan Selby and Clemens Hoffman (eds),  Rethinking Climate Change, Conflict and Security. London: Routledge

Newspapers, Magazines and Online Articles:

Book Review:

Dunlap, Alexander. (June. 2016) “GreenTransformations or Rebranding Dystopia?” Review of The Politics of Green Transformations, edited by Ian Scoones, Melissa Leach and Peter Newell. Oxford, Routledge . Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, 27 (2): 141-143

Dunlap, Alexander. (Dec. 2012) The propaganda society: promotional culture and politics in global context (2011) edited by Sussman, Gerald. Journal of Economic Issues, 46 (4): 1090-1092

Dunlap, Alexander. (2012) The myth of development: non-viable economies and the crisis of civilization by Rivero, Oswaldo De. Journal of Economic Issues46 (1): 247-249

Dunlap, Alexander. (Dec. 2011) Why doesn't microfinance work? The destructive rise of local neoliberalism (2010) by Bateman, Milford. Journal of economic issues, 45 (4): 1012-1014

Dunlap, Alexander. (Dec. 2011)Green economics: confronting the ecological crisis (2011) by Hahnel, Robin. Journal of Economic Issues 45(4): 1020-1022