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Dr. Oliver Pye

Lecturer

Department of Southeast Asian Studies
Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies
Bonn University

Nassestr. 2
53113 Bonn 

Telefon: +49 228 73-9735
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Research areas

Globalisation, social movements, political ecology, forest politics, palm oil, labour relations, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Mekong

 

Current research projects

  • “Making of Social Movements under Conditions of Precarisation and Transnationalism in Southeast Asia” (funded by the DFG)
  • “Connecting the urban and the rural: A political ecology of the Kapuas River.” (funded by the DFG)
  • A Transnational Plantation Precariat. Ideas on Organising Workers in the Palm Oil Industry.
  • Vernetzungsworkshop Medan, 17-20 März 2015. In Kooperation mit Asienhaus, Hari Institute. Gefördert von Stiftung Umverteilen mit 4,750 Euro und von Misereor mit 2,500 Euro.

 

Recent publications

  • Dietz, Kristina, Bettina Engels, Oliver Pye and Achim Brunnengräber (Eds) (2015): The Political Ecology of Agrofuels. London: Routledge.
    http://www.amazon.de/Political-Ecology-Agrofuels-Routledge-Livelihoods/dp/1138013153
  • Pye, Oliver, Kathrin Spenna, Seda Buacan, Konrad Dolen, Manuel Navarette Torres, Niklas Reese (Eds) (2015): Kissingers Erbe. Großmachtpolitik und deren Langzeitwirkungen in Südostasien. Südostasien 4/2015
  • Pye, Oliver (2016): Deconstructing the RSPO. The Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil and the Palm Oil Industrial Complex, in: Cramb, Rob and John McCarthy (eds.): The Oil Palm Complex: Agrarian Transformation, State Policy, and Environmental Change in Indonesia and Malaysia. Singapore: NUS.

    http://nuspress.nus.edu.sg/products/the-oil-palm-complex-smallholders-agribusiness-and-the-state-in-indonesia-and-malaysia?variant=9227552005

  • Martin Lassak and Oliver Pye (2016): Social Movements, State Power and Party Networks in the Kingdom of Thailand. In: Fadaee, Simin (Ed): Understanding Southern Social Movements

  • PYE, OLIVER und JULIA (2014): Climate Politics and the Gendered Palm Oil Landscapes of Southeast Asia. In: Dannenberg, Petra und Birte Rodenberg (Hrsg): Klimaveränderung, Umwelt und Geschlechterverhältnisse im Wandel – neue interdisziplinäre Ansätze und Perspektiven. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot

  • Pye, Oliver (2015): Eine kurze politische Ökologie Indonesiens. In: Stange, Gunnar, Rolf Jordan und Kristina Großmann (Eds): Handbuch Indonesien. Berlin: Horlemann Verlag

  • Pye, Oliver (2015): Transnational space and workers’ struggles: reshaping the palm oil industry in Malaysia. In: Dietz, Kristina, Bettina Engels, Oliver Pye and Achim Brunnengräber (Eds) 2014): The Political Ecology of Agrofuels. London: Routledge

  • Pye, Oliver, Ramlah Daud, Kartika Manurung and Saurlin Siagan (2016): Workers in the Palm Oil Industry. Exploitation, Resistance and Transnational Solidarity. http://www.asienhaus.de/uploads/tx_news/Palm_Oil_Workers_-_Exploitation__Resistance_and_Transnational_Solidarity.pdf

  • The Palm Oil Controversy. A Transnational Perspective (ISEAS, 2013)
    https://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg/publication/1238

  • Focus Environment edition of the ASEAS - Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies, 5(2).
    http://www.seas.at/our-journal-aseas/browse-issues/aseas-52/

 

Memberships, civic activities

Asienhaus, attac, ver.di
Thailandseite der GIZ http://liportal.giz.de/thailand.html

 

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