Special Issue "Climate Justice: Social Actors, Contested Politics, and Culture Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019)
Global warming and climate change are increasingly altering, not only the ecosystems of the world, but also the social, political, and cultural systems. Industrialized societies’ reliance on fossil fuels is generating dire consequences, and efforts are underway—although contested and more slowly than science recommends—to shift to alternative energy sources, different economic and social structures, and new cultural norms. How humans should collectively address global warming and what our society, politics, and culture will look like in the future are sites of conflict and power. In the context of social and political inequalities at the domestic and global level, how is the issue of justice infused into these debates? This Special Issue seeks to explore climate justice across and at the intersection of social science disciplines. We seek papers from the various social sciences and methodological practices that examine elements of broad questions, such as:
- Within social, political, and cultural institutions, which actors, organizations, and/or movements are promoting and which are resisting efforts to incorporate climate justice into social relations, state or global policy, and cultural norms? Under what conditions do they succeed and what does “success” look like? When do they fail and why?
- At the domestic and/or global level, how are the principles of climate justice interacting with structures of gender, race, class, capitalism, and globalization?
- Is there contestation over the definition and meaning of climate justice?
- What cases illustrate the need for or implementation of climate justice?
Dr. Christopher Todd Beer
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Climate justice
- climate change
- social movements
- climate policy