Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world


 

About

I am Professor of Environmental Politics and Political Sociology and Director, Centre for the Study of Social and Political Movements, at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research.

My principal research interests are in environmental movements and NGOs, green parties, environmental protest, and the interactions between environmental campaigners and industry, government and governmental agencies.

In addition to my established interests in cross-nationally comparative research on protest, social movements and political participation, I am also interested in the formation and implementation of environmental policy, particularly with reference to climate change.

I am editor-in-chief of the journal Environmental Politics, and a member of the Editorial Boards of Mobilization and Social Movement Studies, and I founded the Centre for the Study of Social and Political Movements.

My published work includes: Environmental Movements: Local, National and Global (editor) 1999; and Environmental Protest in Western Europe (editor) 2003 (updated 2007).

Career


I first came to Kent to teach Sociology in 1973, and since then have also taught Sociology at the University of New South Wales and Political Science at the University of Melbourne.

Education

I studied politics, public administration, history and law at the University of Queensland and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Government, before studying political sociology at Yale and at Oxford.

 

Contact Information

Address

Cornwallis North East
University of Kent
Canterbury
Kent CT2 7NF

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Publications

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Article
Ogilvie, M. and Rootes, C. (2015). The impact of local campaigns against wind energy developments. Environmental Politics [Online] 24:874-893. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2015.1063301.
Rootes, C. (2015). Exemplars and Influences: Transnational Flows in the Environmental Movement. Australian Journal of Politics & History [Online] 61:414-431. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajph.12111.
Rootes, C. (2014). A Referendum on the Carbon Tax? The 2013 Australian election, the Greens and the environment. Environmental Politics [Online] 23:166-173. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2014.878088.
Wahlström, M., Wennerhag, M. and Rootes, C. (2013). Framing "The climate Issue": Patterns of participation and prognostic frames among climate summit protesters. Global Environmental Politics [Online] 13:101-122. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/GLEP_a_00200.
Rootes, C. (2013). From local conflict to national issue: when and how environmental campaigns succeed in transcending the local. Environmental Politics [Online] 22:95-114. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2013.755791.
Rootes, C. (2013). Mobilising for the environment: Parties, NGOs, and movements. Environmental Politics [Online] 22:701-705. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2013.830038.
Rootes, C. (2012). Climate change, Environmental Activism and Community Action in Britain. Social Alternatives;Second Quarter 31:24-28.
Saunders, C. et al. (2012). Explaining differential protest participation: Novices, returners, repeaters, and stalwarts. Mobilization 17:263-280.
Rootes, C., Zito, A. and Barry, J. (2012). Climate change, national politics and grassroots action: An introduction. Environmental Politics [Online] 21:677-690. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2012.720098.
Rootes, C. (2011). Denied, deferred, triumphant? Climate change, carbon trading and the Greens in the Australian federal election of 21 August 2010. Environmental Politics [Online] 20:410-417. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2011.573363.
Rootes, C. and Carter, N. (2010). Take blue, add yellow, get green? The environment in the UK general election of 6 May 2010. Environmental Politics [Online] 19:992-999. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2010.518686.
Rootes, C. and Leonard, L. (2009). Environmental movements and campaigns against waste infrastructure in the United States. Environmental Politics [Online] 18:835-850. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644010903345611.
Rootes, C. (2009). Contesting toxics: struggles against hazardous waste. Environmental Politics [Online] 18:287-291. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644010802682668.
Rootes, C. (2009). More acted upon than acting? campaigns against waste incinerators in England. Environmental Politics [Online] 18:869-895. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644010903345652.
Rootes, C. (2009). Environmental movements, waste and waste infrastructure: An introduction. Environmental Politics [Online] 18:817-834. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644010903345587.
Rootes, C. (2008). The first climate change election? The Australian general election of 24 November 2007. Environmental Politics [Online] 17:473-480. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644010802065815.
Rootes, C. (2007). Acting Locally: the character, contexts and significance of local environmental mobilizations'. Environmental Politics [Online] 16:722-741. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644010701640460.
Rootes, C. (2006). Facing South? British environmental movement organisations and the challenge of globalisation. Environmental Politics [Online] 15:768-786. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644010600937207.
Rootes, C. and Carter, N. (2006). Greens and the environment in the British general election of May 2005. Environmental Politics 15:473-478.
Rootes, C. (2006). Explaining the outcomes of campaigns against waste incinerators in England: community, ecology, political opportunities and policy contexts. Research in Urban Policy [Online] 10:179-198. Available at: .
Rootes, C. and Manning, H. (2005). The tainted triumph of the Greens: the Australian national election of 9 October 2004. Environmental Politics [Online] 14:403-408. Available at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/09644010500087681.
Rootes, C. (2005). The West is … a Little Less Green: the 2005 Western Australian State Election in Context. Environmental Politics [Online] 14:686-691. Available at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/09644010500257995.
Rootes, C. (2005). Globalisation, Environmentalism and the Global Justice Movement. Environmental Politics [Online] 14:692-696. Available at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/09644010500287091.
Rootes, C. (2002). Greens and the environment in the Australian election of November 2001. Environmental Politics 11:145-153.
Rootes, C. (2002). Green parties: from protest to power. Harvard International Review 23:78-82.
Book section
Ogilvie, M. and Rootes, C. (2016). The British Anti-Windfarm and Anti-Fracking Movements: A Comparative Analysis. in: Price, S. and Sanz Sabido, R. eds. Sites of Protest: Protest, Media and Culture. London, UK: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 143-162.
Doherty, B., Hayes, G. and Rootes, C. (2016). Social Movement Studies in Britain: No Longer the Poor Relation? in: Fillieule, O. and Accornero, G. eds. Social Movement Studies in Europe: The State of the Art. Oxford: Berghahn, pp. 191-213. Available at: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/FillieuleSocial.
Rootes, C. and Nulman, E. (2014). The impacts of environmental movements. in: Porta, D. D. and Diani, M. eds. Oxford Handbook of Social Movements. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 729-742. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199678402.013.55.
Sotirakopoulos, N. and Rootes, C. (2014). Occupy London in international and local context. in: Porta, D. della and Mattoni, A. eds. Spreading Protests: Social Movements in Times of Crisis. Colchester, UK: ecpr Press.
Saunders, C. and Rootes, C. (2013). Patterns of participation . in: Porta, D. D. and Rucht, D. eds. Meeting Democracy: Power and Deliberation in Global Justice Movements. Cambridge University Press.
Rootes, C. and Sotirakopoulos, N. (2013). The Global Justice Movement. in: Snow, D. A. et al. eds. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
Rootes, C. (2013). The environmental movement in Great Britain. in: Environmental Movements around the world: Shades of Green in Politics and Culture. Santa Barbara CA, Denver CO and Oxford: Praeger.
Rootes, C. and Brulle, R. (2013). Environmental Movements. in: Snow, D. A. et al. eds. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
Rootes, C. (2013). Mobilization and the changing and persistent dynamics of political participation. in: Van Stekelenburg, J. and Roggeband, C. eds. The Future of Social Movement Research: Dynamics, Mechanisms, and Processes. University of Minnesota Press.
Rootes, C. (2013). Student Movements. in: Snow, D. A. et al. eds. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
Rootes, C. (2011). New Issues, New Forms of Action? Climate Change and Environmental Activism in Britain. in: van Deth, J. W. and Maloney, W. A. eds. New Participatory Dimensions in Civil Society, Professionalization and Individualized Collective Action. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 46-68. Available at: http://bookshop.blackwell.co.uk/jsp/id/New_Participatory_Dimensions_in_Civil_Society/9780415588935.
Rootes, C. (2010). Social Movement Theory. in: Crothers, C. ed. Historical Developments and Theoretical Approaches in Sociology. EOLSS Publishers Co Ltd.
Rootes, C. (2010). Environmental Movements. in: Ritzer, G. and Ryan, J. M. eds. The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology. Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
Rootes, C. (2010). Student Movements. in: Ritzer, G. and Ryan, J. M. eds. The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology. Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
Rootes, C. (2009). Environmentalism: Environmental NGOs and the Environmental Movement in England . in: Crowson, N., Hilton, M. and McKay, J. eds. NGOs in Contemporary Britain: Non-state Actors in Society and Politics Since 1945. Basingstok: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 201-221. Available at: http://bookshop.blackwell.co.uk/jsp/id/NGOs_in_Contemporary_Britain/9780230221093.
Rootes, C. (2008). Environmental Activism. in: Callicott, J. B. and Frodeman, R. eds. Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy . Macmillan Reference USA / Gale / Cengage, pp. 309-313.
Rootes, C. (2008). The Environmental Movement. in: Klimke, M. and Scharloth, J. eds. 1968 in Europe: A History of Protest and Activism, 1956-1977. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 295-305.
Rootes, C. (2008). A burning issue? Governance and anti-incinerator campaigns in Ireland, North and South. in: Rootes, C. and Leonard, L. eds. Environmental Movements and Waste Infrastructure. Routledge, pp. 80-101. Available at: http://bookshop.blackwell.co.uk/jsp/id/Environmental_Movements_and_Waste_Infrastructure/9780415458696.
Rootes, C. and Saunders, C. (2008). Le développement du mouvement pour une justice globale en Grande-Bretagne (The development of the global justice movement in Britain). in: Sommier, I., Fillieule, O. and Agrikoliansky, E. eds. Généalogie des mouvements altermondialistes en Europe : Une perspective comparée . Paris: Karthala, pp. 67-86.
Rootes, C. (2008). Social movements. in: Cane, P. and Conaghan, J. eds. The New Oxford Companion to Law . Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1093-1095.
Rootes, C. (2008). Environmental movements and campaigns against waste infrastructure in the United States. in: Rootes, C. and Leonard, L. eds. Environmental Movements and Waste Infrastructure. Routledge, pp. 19-34. Available at: http://bookshop.blackwell.co.uk/jsp/id/Environmental_Movements_and_Waste_Infrastructure/9780415458696.
Rootes, C. (2008). Acting Locally: the character, contexts and significance of local environmental mobilisations. in: Rootes, C. ed. Acting Locally: Environmental Campaigns and Mobilizations at the Local Level. London: Routledge, pp. 2-21.
Rootes, C. (2008). Facing South? British environmental movement organisations and the challenge of globalisation. in: Doherty, B. and Doyle, T. eds. Beyond Borders: Environmental Movements and Transnational Politics . UK: Routledge, pp. 72-90 .
Rootes, C. (2007). Preface to the paperback edition. in: Rootes, C. ed. Environmental Protest in Western Europe. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, p. v-xviii.
Rootes, C. and Saunders, C. (2007). The Global Justice Movement in Great Britain. in: della Porta, D. ed. The Global Justice Movement: cross-national and transnational perspectives. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Press , pp. 128-156.
Rootes, C. (2007). Environmental movements. in: Snow, D. A., Soule, S. A. and Krisei, H. eds. The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements. Oxford and Malden, MA: Blackwell, pp. 608-640.
Rootes, C. (2007). Environmental Movements. in: Ritzer, G. ed. Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 1428-1433.
Rootes, C. (2007). Nature Protection Organizations in England. in: van Koppen, K. and Markham, W. T. eds. Protecting Nature: Organizations and Networks in Europe and the United States . Northamptom, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing Inc, pp. 34-62.
Rootes, C. (2007). Student Movements. in: Ritzer, G. ed. Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 4864-4869.
Rootes, C. (2005). A Limited Transnationalization?: the British Environmental Movement. in: della Porta, D. and Tarrow, S. eds. Transnational Protest and Global Activism. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 21-43.
Rootes, C. (2004). Is there a European environmental movement? in: Barry, J., Baxter, B. and Dunphy, R. eds. Europe, Globalization Sustainable Development. Oxford and Malden, MA: Blackwell, pp. 47-72.
Rootes, C. (2004). Global Civil Society and the Lessons of European Environmentalism. in: Taylor, R. ed. Creating a Better World: interpreting global civil society. Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, pp. 147-169. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1022066111284.
Rootes, C. (2003). Conclusion: environmental protest transformed? in: Rootes, C. ed. Environmental Protest in Western Europe. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 234-257.
Rootes, C. (2003). Britain. in: Rootes, C. ed. Environmental Protest in Western Europe. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 20-58.
Rootes, C. (2003). The transformation of environmental activism: an introduction. in: Rootes, C. ed. Environmental Protest in Western Europe. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-19.
Conference or workshop item
Rootes, C. (2008). The First Climate Change Election? The Australian General Election of 24 November, 2007. in: Greenwave masterclass, Green Alliance.
Rootes, C. and Saunders, C. (2008). Climate Change and Global Justice: Patterns of participation in the Stop Climate Chaos and Make Poverty History marches. in: Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change / International Conference of the Social-Ecological Research Programme.
Rootes, C. and Saunders, C. (2007). From lobby to movement? The development of British humanitarian, aid and development NGOs (1949-present). in: Non-Governmental Organisations and Politics in Contemporary Britain (DANGO) conference.
Rootes, C. (2007). Environmental Movements and Environmental Conflicts in England. in: international conference on 'Social Movements and Environmental Conflicts'.
Rootes, C. and Saunders, C. (2007). Demonstrations of democracy: the Make Poverty History and Stop Climate Chaos marches. in: European Consortium for Political Research Joint Sessions.. Available at: http://www.essex.ac.uk/ecpr/events/jointsessions/paperarchive/helsinki/ws4/Rootes.pdf.
Rootes, C., Saunders, C. and Papadimitriou, T. (2007). Democracy and the London European Social Forum. in: European Consortium for Political Research Joint Sessions . European Consortium for Political Research. Available at: http://www.essex.ac.uk/ecpr/events/jointsessions/paperarchive/helsinki/ws4/Papadimitriou.pdf.
Rootes, C. (2007). From the local to the global? in: Mapping the public policy landscape: From local to global.
Rootes, C. (2007). From the local to the global: the globalization of humanitarian concern and the emergence of "global citizenship". in: European Consortium for Political Research conference.
Rootes, C. (2007). NGOs, environmental movement organizations and the environmental movement in England. in: Non-Governmental Organisations and Politics in Contemporary Britain (DANGO) conference.
Rootes, C. (2006). Explaining the outcomes of campaigns against waste incinerators in England: community, ecology, political opportunities and policy contexts. in: European Consortium for Political Research Joint Sessions.
Rootes, C. (2006). Environmentalism, the state and civil society in an era of globalisation. in: International Workshop on State and Civil Society: national, European and global challenges.
Rootes, C. and Saunders, C. (2006). The "movement of movements" as a network of networks: the Global Justice Movement and the Make Poverty History march in context. in: ESRC Seminar on Social Capital and Social Movements.
Rootes, C. and Saunders, C. (2005). The development of the global justice movement in Britain. in: ACI conference.
Rootes, C. (2005). Nature Protection Organizations in Britain. in: 3rd European Consortium for Political Research conference.
Rootes, C. (2004). The transnationalization of environmental movements. in: American Sociological Association annual meeting.
Rootes, C. (2004). Explaining the outcomes of local campaigns against waste incinerators in England. in: ISA RC 24 and RC 03 conference on Community and Ecology.
Rootes, C. (2004). Failure breeds success: explaining the outcomes of anti-incinerator protests in southern England. in: International conference on Nature, science, and social movements.
Rootes, C. (2003). Environmental movement organizations in Britain. in: 6th European Sociological Association conference.
Rootes, C. (2003). Burning issues: Local mobilisations against waste incinerators in southern England. in: Royal Geographical Society / Institute of British Geographers (RGS/IBG) Annual Conference.
Rootes, C. (2003). Conservation Organisations in Britain. in: 6th European Sociological Association conference.
Rootes, C. (2003). The transnationalizartion of environmentalism? in: international conference on Transnationalization and social movements, Villa Serbeloni.
Edited book
Rootes, C. ed. (2008). Acting Locally: Local Environmental Mobilizations and Campaigns . Routledge.
Rootes, C. ed. (2007). Environmental Protest in Western Europe (updated paperback edition with new preface). Oxford: Oxford University Press .
Rootes, C. ed. (2005). Environmental Movements: local, national and global (Chinese edition). Shandong University Press.
Rootes, C. ed. (2003). Environmental Protest in Western Europe. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
Research report (external)
Barnett, J. et al. (2008). Understanding Special Interest Groups. [Online]. Bristol: Environment Agency. Available at: http://publications.environment-agency.gov.uk/pdf/SCHO0908BOOX-e-e.pdf.
Rootes, C. (2007). Global civil society: Just a noble aspiration, or an emergent reality?. ESRC and National Council for Voluntary Organisations .
Rootes, C. et al. (2005). Environmental Citizenship: Literature Review. UK Environment Agency.
Rootes, C. et al. (2003). Working with Special Interest Groups: literature review. UK Environment Agency.
Rootes, C. (2002). The Transformation of Environmental Activism, Final Report to European Commission DG XII on contract ENV4-CT97-0514 . European Commission.
Review
Rootes, C. (2008). Understanding Political Participation: Green Party Membership in Scotland. Party Politics [Online] 14:380-382. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/13540688080140030505.
Rootes, C. (2008). Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the politics of Possibility. International Affairs [Online] 84:1317-1319. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2346.2008.00770.x.
Rootes, C. (2007). Review of "The Art of Protest: Culture and activism from the Civil Rights movement to the streets of Seattle". Electronic Newsletter of the ECPR-SG on Extremism & Democracy [Online] 8:na-na. Available at: http://www.tufts.edu/%7Edart01/extremismanddemocracy/newsletter/News8_2.htm.
Rootes, C. (2007). Environment inc.: From grassroots to beltway. Environmental Politics 16:543-545.
Rootes, C. (2006). Review of 'Our Backyard: a Quest for Environmental Justice' . Environmental Politics 5:137-138.
Rootes, C. (2005). Review of Rethinking Social Movements: Structure, Meaning and Emotion. British Journal of Sociology [Online] 56:670-671. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-4446.2005.00088_8.x.
Rootes, C. (2005). Review of Yearbook of International Co-operation on Environment and Development 2003/2004. Environmental Politics 14:744-746.
Rootes, C. (2004). Review of Sociological Theory and the Environment: Classical Foundations, Contemporary Insights. Environmental Politics [Online]:496-497. Available at: http://pdfserve.informaworld.com/912534_731534902_713672451.pdf.
Rootes, C. (2003). Review of Handbook of Environmental Sociology . Organization and Environment 4:481-487.
Rootes, C. (2002). Review of Wyn Grant, Anthony Perl and Peter Knoepfel, eds, The Politics of Improving Air Quality . Political Studies [Online] 50:1056-1056. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9248.00407.
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Research Interests

My principal research interests are in environmental movements, green parties, environmental protest, environmental NGOs and the interactions between environmental campaigners and industry, government and governmental agencies.

My perspectives are cross-nationally comparative and are currently focused upon citizen action and the formation and implementation of environmental policy in respect of climate change.

My interests are broadly comparative, most notably including Europe, Australia and the US. With the aim of promoting interdisciplinary research that transcends departmental boundaries, I founded the Centre for the Study of Social and Political Movements.

Current

  • Transformation of Environmental Activism (TEA)
    Central to my work in recent years, the TEA project was a nine-partner, eight-nation comparative study of the changing character of environmentalism in western Europe that I co-ordinated. It was funded by the European Commission (DG Research). This is the largest systematically comparative study of environmental activism ever undertaken. Read more here.

    I am currently designing a follow-up project to explore the implications of the rise of the climate change agenda for environmental movements and NGOs.
  • Caught in the Act of Protest: Contextualising Contestation (CCC)
    Since May 2009, I have been a partner with Clare Saunders (University of Southampton) in this European Science Foundation project, co-ordinated by Bert Klandermans (VU Amsterdam). This project, part funded by the ESRC, entails the administration of standardised surveys of and interviews with participants in 10 to 12 street demonstrations in each of seven countries over a period of four years. As part of this project, we have observed and documented the recent wave of student protests and Occupy London. Read more here.
  • Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks (COMPON)
    This, again in collaboration with Clare Saunders, is the UK part of a large, NSF-funded cross-nationally comparative project co-ordinated by Jeff Broadbent (U. of Minnesota). Read more here.

Past

  • DEMOS (Democracy in Europe and the Mobilization of Society) Project, British partner in a 6-nation, EC-funded (FP6) project, coordinated by Donatella della Porta (European University Institute, Florence ). This project, which concluded in August 2008, focused on the emergence of a “global justice movement”, the critique of neo-liberal democracy it advances, and forms of deliberative democracy as they are elaborated “from below” and implemented in the internal organization of the movement (2004-2008). Read more here.
  • Local contention over waste incinerators This extended work begun as part of the PEM (Policy-making and environmental movements) project, also funded by the European Commission. Read more here.
  • 'Understanding Special Interest Groups' and 'Environmental Citizenship', research conducted in partnership with Julie Barnett, Brian Doherty and colleagues at Surrey, Keele and Bath universities (contracted by the Environment Agency).
  • JURISTRAS Project, one of two British partners in a multi-partner EC-funded (FP6) project which examined the factors involved in the implementation of decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. (2006-9).
  • The politics of the higher educated, intellectuals and the intelligentsia (funded by the Anglo-German Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council, and the Nuffield Foundation).
  • Student movements in Australia and France (funded by the Social Science Research Council and the Nuffield Foundation).

Supervision

I offer research supervision on most aspects of environmental movements and NGOs, green parties and environmental protest. If you are interested in studying these topics at the University of Kent, please email me to discuss further.

The topics of the PhD students and postdoctoral fellows I have supervised in the past decade are indicative:

  • Baris Gencer Baykan: Anti-GM mobilizations: the Big Tomato campaign in Turkey.
  • Pranav Bihari: Influencing food consumption behaviour to mitigate climate change impact.
  • Masoud Dauda: Renewable energy and development in rural Tanzania.
  • Steven Hendry: Effectiveness in Environmental Protest Groups.
  • Eugene Nulman: Policy Outcomes and the Climate Change Movement in England.
  • Matthew Ogilvie: Mobilising opposition to wind farms: a social movement perspective.
  • Emmanuel Nii Noi Osuteye: Environmentalism in Ghana.
  • Stephan Price: How the environmental movement influenced climate change debates and action in Britain between 1987 and 2008.
  • Nick Sotirakopoulos: Lifestyle Anarchism and the Radical Environmental Movement.
  • Preeyaporn Prompitak: Environmental Movements and NGOs in Thailand. PhD 2009.
  • Lorenzo Bosi: Social movements in divided societies: the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland (ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow 2006-7).
  • Jeffrey Roberts: Development of Nationalism in Scotland. PhD 2006.
  • Clare Saunders: Dynamics of interaction in London’s local environmental networks. PhD 2005.
  • John Karamichas: Logics of Green Party Formation in Greece and Spain. PhD 2004.
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Teaching

Current

At undergraduate level, I am Director of Studies in Environmental Social Science. I convene the first year module SA303: Environmental Issues and the stage 2/3 module SO525: Environmental Politics.

At postgraduate level, I convene the MA programme in Political Sociology, the MSc programme in Environmental Social Science, and the modules SO822: Social and Political Movements, SA803: Environmental Politics, and SA806: Social Science Perspectives on the Environment

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Activity

Editorial

  • Editor-in-chief and Chair, editorial board Environmental Politics.
  • International associate editor, Canadian Journal of Sociology.
  • Member of the editorial board of Mobilization: the international journal of research and theory about social movements, protest, and collective behaviour.
  • Member of the editorial board Social Movement Studies.
  • Member of the editorial board Eco-politics.
  • Member of the editorial board Crossroads.

Professional activities

  • Convenor, European Consortium for Political Research Standing Group on Green Politics (1997-2006).
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Last Updated: 03/10/2017