Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning
1/2021 - 12/2021
Free University of Amsterdam
Deprtment of Political Science and Public Administration
Lecturer in Political Science and International Relations
10/2016 - 09/2020
University of Groningen
Derptment of International Relations and International Organization
Ph.D Candidate in International Relations
04/2015 - 08/2016
Peace Research Institute Oslo
Dimensions of Security & Norwegian Center for Humanitarian Studies
- Co-editor, Edited Volume: "Africa’s Global Infrastructures: How transnational practices are (re)made in South–South relations" – w/ Jana Hönke & Yifan Yang (University of Bayreuth), IAI African Arguments series, Hurst & Co.
- Co-applicant, Seed Funding Project: "Transformative investments in green hydrogen in the Global South" – w/ Kei Otsuki & Johan Scott (Utrecht University).
- Co-editor, Special Issue: "'Valeu a pena?' (Was it worth it?): Taking stock of Vale’s mining operations in Africa" – w/ Ana Saggioro Garcia (PUC-Rio), The Extractive Industries and Society.
Research Project at the Centre
The New Right and the Co-production of Environmental Governance in the Brazilian Amazon
Brazil’s New Right, epitomized by the rise of President Jair Bolsonaro, is often seen as a negative and destructive force in global (environmental) cooperation. Particularly in the Amazon, the current Brazilian administration has rejected scientific consensus on the climate crisis, reversed decarbonization pledges, and fanned the flames of controversy. While acknowledging that this posits significant hindrances for multilateralism and its ability to cooperate on global environmental challenges, this project nuances that picture. It provides much needed insights into the intersection of radical right ecopolitical thought and environmental governance, which remains under-explored and scantly theorized, especially in the Global South.
In doing so, this project scrutinizes what it sees as a legitimacy paradox: while seemingly environmental pariahs – and thus sociologically illegitimate – under liberal structures, radical right-wing leaders, parties, movements, and ideologies in Brazil are vested with legitimate mandates to co-produce and shape the direction and dynamics of environmental, climate, and sustainability agendas in the Amazon. Transcending mere “anti-environmental”, “eco-fascist”, or “climate denialist” labels, the study aims to qualify critical readings of forces that are no longer constricted to the margins of international relations and crucially shape the politics of (global) environmental governance.
Alencastro, M. & Cezne, E. (2022). The South-South Investment That Never Happened: Vale in Guinea, The Extractive Industries and Society. doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2022.101147
Hönke, J., Cezne, E., & Yang, Y. (2022). Liminally Positioned in the South: Reinterpreting Brazilian and Chinese Relations with Africa. Global Society. doi.org/10.1080/13600826.2022.2094222
Cezne, E. & Wethal, U. (2022). Reading Mozambique’s mega-project developmentalism through the workplace: evidence from Chinese and Brazilian investments. African Affairs. doi.org/10.1093/afraf/adac019
Cezne, E. & Hönke, J. (2022). The multiple meanings and uses of South–South relations in extraction: The Brazilian mining company Vale in Mozambique. World Development, 151, 1-13. . doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105756
Cezne, E. (2019). Forging transnational ties from below: Challenging the Brazilian mining giant Vale S.A. across the South Atlantic. Extractive Industries and Society, 6(4), 1174-1183. doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2019.10.007
Cezne, E. & Hamann, E. (2016). Brazilian Peacekeeping: Challenges and Potentials in Turbulent Landscapes at Home and Internationally [PRIO Policy Brief]. www.prio.org/Publications/Publication/
Cezne, E., Gabrielsen Jumbert, M., & Bergtora Sandvik, K. (2016). Drones como veículos para a ação humanitária: perspectivas, oportunidades e desafios [Drones as vehicles for humanitarian action: perspectives, oppotunities and challenges]. Conjuntura Austral, 7(33-34). doi.org/10.22456/2178-8839.60267