Sharing a small planet
Centenary research theme
In a globally interconnected world, major challenges exist around the availability and distribution of resources such as water, food and energy, as well as managing diverse conceptions of entitlement, fairness and justice.
While there are concrete challenges for the coming century, such as how to feed the world in a healthy and sustainable way, it is also important to understand that limits and boundaries are often socially or politically-created, rather than innate.
In this context, the SOAS research agenda asks questions about access, inequality and social justice, as well as about the dynamics of sharing in both urban and rural spaces.