Join Dr Benjamin Habib as he explores environmentalism as a trans-national social movement. This two-part video series was recorded for the undergraduate subject Deliberation, Participation and Statecraft (POL2DPS) at La Trobe University, Wednesday 19th September 2018.
In part one Ben introduces environmental movements as a social ecology with many local variants and intersecting cleavages. He also maps out key phases of environmentalism in the West, from the Industrial Revolution in England to the present-day post-carbon sustainability transition.
In part two, Ben deconstructs the key features of environment movements by drawing on the facilitating conditions of social movements articulated by Remy Cross and David Snow.
Thank you to Dr Kumuda Simpson for the invitation to contribute a guest lecture to POL2DPS, and to the students who contributed insightful questions and insights that enriched our discussion through the class.
 Remy Cross and David A. Snow, “Social Movements,” in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology, ed. George Ritzer (Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).