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Social Movement Theory Primer, Pt. II

This is Part II of a Social Movement Theory primer…part I here. 21st Century Movements: Civil Society and the Movement of Movements As the 1990s got underway, and the New Social Movements (NSMs) described in the previous post multiplied in form and location, social movement studies fell into a kind … Continue reading

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Social Movement Theory Primer, Pt. 1

When I describe to people the nature of my academic work, I usually encounter some mild confusion about what ‘social movement theory’ means.  This is understandable, especially given that even the most seasoned academics working in the field aren’t sure what ‘social movement theory really means.  So, below you will find my take, Part 1 of … Continue reading

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Energy Gluttony

This post deals with the seriously under-theorized issue of the energy-society relations embedded in the development of renewable and carbon-neutral energy systems in response to the problem of climate change.  You can watch a video of me presenting a version of this discussion here: Political Economy of the Environment discussion … Continue reading

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