Project Geographies of Unsustainability - eine neopragmatische Regionale Geographie Lousianas

Basic data

Title:
Geographies of Unsustainability - eine neopragmatische Regionale Geographie Lousianas
Duration:
01/09/2021 to 31/08/2024
Abstract / short description:
The main objective of the project is the further development of the theoretical foundations of 'Regional Geography' and the linking of both theory and methods, tested on the case study region Louisiana (United States) against the background of sustainable development. A special focus will be placed on the representation of Louisiana's development by the media, especially in Internet-based communication. Consequently the research project is essentially linked to three research objectives: 1) Basic research for a further development in the theory formation of a 'neopragmatic framework' and with potential for 'horizontal geography'; 2) Theoretical and methodological development of media-geographic access in the context of the digitization of the world in dealing with 'horizontal geography’; 3) To conceptually enrich the connection between regional geography and future issues based on sustainable development and the assessment framework of a life chances approach by Ralf Dahrendorf. The exemplary elaboration will be based on the example of Louisiana (USA), since Louisiana is affected by a variety of global and regional challenges, such as the use of natural resources, extreme environmental pollution, climate change, coastal erosion, water as a threat and basis of life, deep social contrasts with regard to living and educational opportunities, etc.

Involved staff

Managers

Geography Research Area
Department of Geoscience, Faculty of Science

Other staff

Geography Research Area
Department of Geoscience, Faculty of Science

Local organizational units

Geography Research Area
Department of Geoscience
Faculty of Science

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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