Climate Actions

Transformative Mechanisms for Social Mobilisation

Authors: Delina, Laurence L

  • Offers an accessible overview of global climate action
  • Discusses how to mobilise individuals and groups and how to become successful in climate activism
  • Introduces a novel set of mechanisms to generate changes in climate action
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About this book

Climate change remains a challenge that needs to be addressed at its core, particularly the rapid reduction of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. This book discusses strategies for climate actions by synthesizing insights from a set of international ‘contemporary social action group’s’ surveys. Based on these Delina introduces a synthesis of mechanisms for generating change, designed around 5 main themes: relationships (relating); value-based messages (messaging); alternatives (visioning); diversity (webbing); and communication (interacting). This book will be of great value to all academics and practitioners interested in the future development of our climate.



About the authors

Laurence L Delina conducts research at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University, USA. 

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“The climate movement is now old and robust enough to be studied--which in and of itself is good news. And the results of those inquiries are of great use in the task ahead, which is building this movement big enough and fast enough to catch up with the physics of global warming. This book will help make our labors more effective!” (Bill McKibben, founder, 350.org, and Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies, Middlebury College, USA)

“Addressing climate change will not be achieved through business as usual. Citizen action is absolutely vital to prod, push and directly institute changes. To learn how citizen action might be improved, Laurence Delina brings to bear insights from social theory combined with reports from numerous action groups. His classification of mechanisms for change provides a convenient entry to a careful exposition and analysis. Climate Actions offers a wealth of ideas and information for anyone seeking to make actions as effective as possible.” (Brian Martin, Emeritus Professor, University of Wollongong, Australia)

“How can the climate movement make headway against the looming catastrophe? This book offers a fine palette of strategies and resources to draw on. There is much to learn here for both activists and scholars who want to contribute to more effective action on the issue of our time.” (Andreas Malm, Lund University, Sweden and author of ‘Fossil Capital’)

“Rooted in social movement scholarship, and based on an original new survey of climate groups, Climate Actions offers an up-to-date, comprehensive analysis. Highly recommended for anyone interested in expanding and deepening the climate movement.” (Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology, Boston College, USA)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Delina, Laurence L.

    Pages 1-13

  • Relating

    Delina, Laurence L.

    Pages 15-27

  • Messaging

    Delina, Laurence L.

    Pages 29-43

  • Visioning

    Delina, Laurence L.

    Pages 45-57

  • Webbing

    Delina, Laurence L.

    Pages 59-72

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-91884-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91883-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Actions
Book Subtitle
Transformative Mechanisms for Social Mobilisation
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature.
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91884-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91884-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91883-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 121
Topics