Ksenija Hanaček

Ksenija Hanaček (PhD), is a researcher of the Environmental Justice Project (ICTA-UAB) and a member of Research & Degrowth (R&D). Her research focuses on cultural values and environmental conflicts due to land-use changes in rural areas worldwide. Other current research includes extractivism and environmental conflicts in the Arctic region, nuclear supply chain and environmental justice struggles in post-Soviet spaces, and coal extraction conflicts in southwestern Siberia, Russia. She studies environmental conflicts by using different theoretical focuses, such as rural and agricultural development, socio-cultural and ecological transformations, nuclear peripheralization, and colonialism.


Recent publications

Hanaček, K., Rodríguez Labajos, B., 2018. Impacts of land-use and management changes on cultural agroecosystem services and environmental conflicts – A global review. Global Environmental Change, 50, 41-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.02.016

Hanaček, K., Langemeyer, J., Rodríguez Labajos, B. 2020. Understanding environmental conflicts through cultural ecosystem services – the case of agroecosystems in Bulgaria. Ecological Economics 179 (2021) 106834. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2020.106834

Hanaček, K., Roy, B., Avila, S., Kallis, G. 2020. Ecological economics and degrowth: Proposing a future research agenda from the margins. Ecological Economics 169 (2020) 106495. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.106495

Hanaček, K., Kröger, M., Scheidel, A., Rojas, F., Martinez-Alier, J. 2021. On thin ice – the Arctic commodity extraction frontier and environmental conflicts. Ecological Economics.

Hanaček, K., Martinez-Alier, J. 2021. Nuclear supply chain and environmental justice struggles in Soviet and Post-Soviet countries. Post-Communist Economies. https://doi.org/10.1080/14631377.2021.1943917