This handbook provides readers with up-to-date knowledge on environmental movements and activism and is a reference point for international work in the field. It offers an assessment of environmental movements in different regions of the world, macrostructural conditions and processes underlying their mobilization, the microstructural and social-psychological dimensions of environmental movements and activism, and current trends, as well as prospects for environmental movements and social change.
The handbook provides critical reviews and appraisals of the current state of the art and future development of conceptual and theoretical approaches as well as empirical knowledge and understanding of environmental movements and activism. It encourages dialogue across the disciplinary barriers between social movement studies and other perspectives and reflects upon the causes and consequences of citizens’ participation in environmental movements and activities. The volume brings historical studies of environmentalism, sociological analyses of the social composition of participants in and sympathizers of environmental movements, investigations by political scientists on the conditions and processes underlying environmental movements and activism, and other disciplinary inquiries together, while keeping a clear focus within social movement theory and research as the main lines of inquiry.
The handbook is an essential guide and reference point not only for researchers but also for undergraduate and graduate teaching and for policymakers and activists.
Table of Contents
1.Environmental Movements Worldwide
Maria Grasso and Marco Giugni
Part 1: Environmental Movements Around the World
2. Environmental Movements in Western Europe: From Globalization and Institutionalization to a New Model of Radicalization in the 21st Century?
3. Rhapsody in Green: Environmental Movements in Central Eastern Europe
4. The “Tar Wars” and Climate Justice Activism in North America: A Transboundary Movement Linking the U.S. and Canada
5. Geographies of Latin American Social-environmental Movements: Defending Territories and Lifeways in the Face of Violent Extractivism
6. Environmental Movements in Asia: Divergent Relationship with Political Liberalization
7. Middle East and North Africa: Civil Society and Environmental Activism in the Arab World
8. African Environmental Movements: Africans Saving Africa Themselves
9. Rising Tides and Dirty Coal: The Environmental Movement in Oceania
Robyn Gulliver, Susilo Wibisono and Winnifred Louis
Part 2: Issues and Movement Sectors
10. Environmental Conservation
11. Anti-nuclear Movements in the US, Europe and Asia
Helena Flam and Hiroshi Honda
12. Extractivism in the America’s Indigenous: The Land of Resisters
13. Climate Change Movements in the Global North
14. Animal Rights and Anti-Speciesism
15. Political Consumerism and Food Activism
16. Environmental Justice and Climate Justice
17 Indigenous Movements
Part 3: Macrostructural Conditions and Processes
18. Environmental Movements and Their Political Context
Joost de Moor and Mattias Wahlström
19. Mobilizing Environmental Experts and Expertise
Scott Frickel and Florencia Arancibia
20. From Environmental (Movement) Organizations to the Organizing of Environmental Collective Action
21. Environmental and Animal Oriented Radicalization: Walking a Different Path?
Gerry Nagtzaam and Pete Lentini
22. New Forms of Environmental Movement Institutionalization: Marketization and the Politics of Responsibility
23. Commercialization: Environmentalism and Capitalist Markets
Part 4: Microstructural and Social-Psychological Dimensions
24. Social Class and Environmental Movements
Magnus Wennerhag and Anders Hylmo
25. Political Values and Socialization in Environmental Movements
David Tindall, Erick Lachapelle, Valerie Berseth and Marjolaine Martel-Morin
26. Social Networks and Recruitment for Environmental Movements
27. Framing Environmental Issues
28. Gender and Environmental Movements
Chie Togami and Suzanne Staggenborg
29. Environmental Activism and Everyday Life
Francesca Forno and Stefan Wahlen
Part 5: Consequences and Outcomes
30. Policy and Legislative Outcomes of Environmental Movements
Erik Johnson and Jon Agnone
31. Influence of Environmental Movements on Public Opinion and Attitudes: Do People’s Movements Move the People?
32. Environmental Movements and Scientific, Technological, and Industrial Change
33: Biographical Consequences of Environmental Activism
Sara Vestergren and John Drury
Part 6: Environmental Movements in the Twenty-First Century
34. Youth and Environmental Activism
Sarah Pickard, Benjamin Bowman and Dena Arya
35. Environmental Movements and Digital Media
Anastasia Kavada and Doug Specht
36 Green Democracy
37. Neoliberalism and Social-environmental Movements in the Aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crash: Linking Struggles Against Social, Spatial and Environmental Inequality
38. The Future of Environmental Movements
Maria Grasso is Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London, UK.
Marco Giugni is Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations and Director of the Institute of Citizenship Studies (InCite) at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
"A comprehensive, detailed and authoritative treatment of environmental movements world-wide by leading scholars. It is by far the most useful text on this subject for both students and researchers."
Professor Brian Doherty, School of Social, Political and Global Studies, Keele University, UK
"At a time when climate action is more important than ever, Grasso and Giugni offer a globally inclusive overview of environmental movements that highlights the often overlooked role of Indigenous, Global South, anti-capitalist, and youth-led movements."
Janet A. Lorenzen, Associate Professor of Sociology, Willamette University, USA
"This important collection paints a sophisticated picture of the many diverse environmental movements and forms of activism now found in every part of the planet. The impressive range of empirical cases and theoretical framings presented by a diverse group of scholars makes it is an invaluable resource for researchers and students who aspire to a truly interdisciplinary and global understanding of contemporary environmental politics."
Sherilyn MacGregor, Department of Politics, The University of Manchester, UK
"This exciting collection of critical scholarship on environmental movements is stunning in its breadth, depth, and sophistication. The contributors offer a range of new insights into the character, drivers, and consequences of those heterogenous, multiscalar, multigenerational, grassroots and institutionalized collectives that constitute the world’s environmental movements. If you are interested in an expansive reference source regarding how ordinary people concerned with our ecological futures are achieving social change in every corner of planet earth, this is the book for you."
David N. Pellow, Dehlsen Chair of Environmental Studies, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
"This handbook is the most comprehensive and variegated treatment of contemporary environmental movements around the world. It covers a broad range of aspects, including issues, political contexts, and movement outcomes. I strongly recommend it to every student and scholar who is interested in the stunning diversity and complexity of a terrain that only can be mapped by a collaborative endeavor of both specialists and comparativists."
Prof. Dr. Dieter Rucht, Social Science Center (WZB) Berlin, Germany