Category Archives: Romania

The bio-politics of the Danube Delta

For many years Silk Road Research has funded scientific research in the Danube Delta. Field work was carried out in both the Romania and the Ukrainian side of the border. This book presents the findings of this work. The Danube Delta … Continue reading

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Traumatic Natures of the Swamp: Concepts of Nature in the Romanian Danube Delta

Kristof van Assche, Sandra Bell & Petruta Teampau This paper focuses on local constructions of ‘nature’ in governance processes, and the importance of historical and institutional contexts for their genesis and functioning. Through extensive field study in the Romanian Danube … Continue reading

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Crossing trails in the marshes: rigidity and flexibility in the governance of the Danube Delta

Kristof van Assche, Raoul Beunen, Joren Jacobs & Petruţa Teampău In this paper, we revisit the utility of the concepts of path dependence and interdependence for the analysis of participatory environmental governance. We investigate the evolution of environmental governance in … Continue reading

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Delineating Locals: Transformations of Knowledge/Power and the Governance of the Danube Delta

Kristof Van Assche, Martijn Duineveld, Raoul Beunen & Petruta Teampau   In this paper, we adopt a Foucauldian perspective on power/knowledge interactions to investigate the evolution and implementation of policy for the Romanian Danube delta. We argue that a better … Continue reading

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Liquid boundaries in marginal marshes. Reconstructions of identity in the Romanian Danube Delta

Kristof van Assche, Petruta Teampau, Patrick DeVlieger & Cristian Suciu Building on recent research in political geography, anthropology and the reinvented field of border studies, we investigate the present (re‐)construction of borders and boundaries in the Romanian Danube Delta, in … Continue reading

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Forgetting and remembering in the margins: Constructing past and future in the Romanian Danube Delta

Kristof Van Assche, Patrick Devlieger, Petruta Teampau & Gert Verschraegen This article investigates the process of social forgetting by relating it to the disintegration of social and spatial networks. Looking at the case of Sulina, a small town on the … Continue reading

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Thursday January 7, 2010, 15.00 – 17.30 Wageningen University: The Danube Delta Lectures and debate on new knowledge, new nature, and the people in the marshes

Inaugural Abu Abdullah Mohammed Ibn Battuta symposium | Thursday January 7, 2010, 15.00 – 17.30, Wageningen University | @ the WUR Forum building ROOM C 321 [Droevendaalsesteeg 3 and 4] Description: The Danube Delta has long been recognized as one … Continue reading

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