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Ecosocialism and Climate Justice
An Ecological Neo-Gramscian Analysis

ISBN 9780367894535
Published October 2, 2020 by Routledge
224 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book investigates the broader climate movement to contextualise the role played by its climate justice wing, focusing specifically on the theoretical and practical contributions of ecosocialists.

Ecosocialism and Climate Justice provides an account of the shift from the Holocene to the Anthropocene in the context of the global spread of capitalist relations of production. Croeser begins by critically analysing the root causes of anthropogenic climate change and identifies the origins and development of the current climate movement within civil society. She then focuses on the climate justice movement, analysing the ways in which anthropogenic global warming may be challenged in a way that is socially just. Overall, this book provides further insight into the effectiveness of ecosocialist theory and activism in the context of existing global, national and local power relationships.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate justice, climate politics, critical global political economy studies and environmental activism.

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1. The Organic Crisis of Global Capitalism in the Anthropocene

2. Theoretical Perspectives for the Anthropocene: An Ecological Neo-Gramscian Method of Historical Structures

3. Competing ideas: Ecosocialist Theory

4. Institutional Responses to a Changing Biosphere: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

5. The Social Dynamics of ‘Climate Justice’ vs ‘Climate Action’ in the Climate Movement

6. Competing Ideas: Ecosocialist Strategy and Tactics in the Struggle for Climate Justice

7. The Biosphere and Social Forces in a Geopolitically Unstable World Beset by Organic Crisis

8. Prospects for Climate Justice: A research agenda


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Eve Croeser is a University Associate within the School of Social Sciences at the University of Tasmania, Australia.


"Eve Croeser presents a compelling case for an emancipatory project for climate justice and eco-socialism. Mobilising Marxist political-economy and an ecological neo-Gramscianism, her rigorous, accessible and elegantly written book should help inspire the activism needed to save the biosphere and for eco-socialism to triumph over capitalist barbarism." -- Adrian Budd, Associate Professor, London South Bank University, UK

"Empirically rich and analytically deft in its account of the rise of both the Anthropocene and global capitalism, Ecosocialism and Climate Justice probes the pitfalls of mainstream institutional responses to the climate crisis, and points the way toward the socially just alternative that is so urgently needed."William K. Carroll, Professor of Sociology and Co-director, the Corporate Mapping Project, University of Victoria, Canada