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Activism and the Fossil Fuel Industry

Andrew Cheon Johannes Urpelainen



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Greenleaf Publishing
07 February 2018
In less than a decade, activism against the fossil fuel industry has exploded across the globe. While environmentalists used to focus on legislative goals, such as carbon emissions trading or renewable energy policies, today the most prominent activists directly attack the fossil fuel industry. This timely book offers a comprehensive evaluation of different types of activism, the success and impact of campaigns and activities, and suggestions as to ways forward.

This book is the first systematic treatment of the anti-fossil fuel movement in the United States. An accessible and readable text, it is an essential reference for scholars, policymakers, activists, and citizens interested in climate change, fossil fuels, and environmental sustainability.

The entire book or chapters from it can be used as required or supplementary material in various courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. As the book is not technically challenging but contains a comprehensive review of climate change, fossil fuels, and the literature on environmental activism, it can be used as an accessible introduction to the anti-fossil fuel campaign across disciplines.
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Imprint:   Greenleaf Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   390g
ISBN:   9781783537549
ISBN 10:   178353754X
Pages:   242
Publication Date:  
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Andrew Cheon is Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, USA. Johannes Urpelainen is Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, USA.

Reviews for Activism and the Fossil Fuel Industry

Even as observers lament the absence of a grass-roots movement to combat climate change, a more amorphous anti-fossil fuel movement has mushroomed in recent years. For anyone interested in understanding the rise, evolution and surprising success of that movement, this is the book for you. Doug McAdam, Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology, Stanford University, USA Cheon and Urpelainen have written an important book about the growing movement against the fossil fuel industry. They not only provide a timely analysis about efforts to date, but offer a balanced assessment of activists' successes. Activism and the Fossil Fuel Industry will be of great interest to students, activists and others wishing to learn more about how we can move toward a post-carbon world. Jessica Green, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, New York University, USA

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