1. Renzo Taddei (2012). Social Participation and the Politics of Climate in Northeast Brazil. In Alex Latta & Hannah Wittman (eds.), Environment and Citizenship in Latin America: Natures, Subjects and Struggles. Berghahn Books. 101--77.
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  2. Renzo Taddei (2012). The Politics of Uncertainty and the Fate of Forecasters. Ethics, Policy and Environment 15 (2):252 - 267.
    Using ethnographic data from rural Northeast Brazil, this article explores, firstly, how climate uncertainties are interconnected to processes of accountability and blame, and, secondly, how this connection affects the activity of climate forecasting. By framing climate events in ways that downplay the inherent uncertainties of the atmosphere, political discourses on various scales, as well as religious narratives, create a propitious context for the enactment of what I call accountability rituals. Forecasters seem to attract to themselves a great deal of the (...)
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  3. Renzo Taddei (2011). Watered-Down Democratization: Modernization Versus Social Participation in Water Management in Northeast Brazil. [REVIEW] Agriculture and Human Values 28 (1):109-121.
    This article examines social participation in water management in the Jaguaribe Valley, state of Ceará, Northeast Brazil. It argues that participatory approaches are heavily influenced by the general ideological and symbolic contexts in which they occur, that is, by how participants understand (or misunderstand) what is taking place, and associate specific meanings to things and events. An analysis of these symbolic factors at work sheds light on the potentialities of and limitations on participatory experiences not accounted for in usual structural (...)
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