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Riley E. Dunlap and Robert J. Brulle

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199356102

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356102.001.0001

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Civil Society, Social Movements, and Climate Change

Civil Society, Social Movements, and Climate Change

(p.235) 8 Civil Society, Social Movements, and Climate Change
Climate Change and Society

Beth Schaefer Caniglia

Robert J. Brulle

Andrew Szasz

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the efforts of social movement organizations and civil society more broadly in advocating for action on climate change. Social movements have historically been and continue to be major forces for the types of broad-scale reforms required to address problems of this magnitude. The chapter provides an overview of the existing social movement efforts regarding climate change. It starts with a theoretical overview of the role of civil society, followed by a summary of the existing literature on the historical development and worldviews of the U.S. national climate change movement. The chapter concludes with a discussion of social movement efforts to address climate change at both the international and cross-national levels, the role of religion in climate change movements, and what type of future research will be needed to advance our understanding in this area.

Keywords:   civil society, climate change movement, social movement organizations, religion, future research

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