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.
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