WS1: The Great Green Transformation – Politics, Markets, and Civic Society in the Anthropocene

Publicerad: 8 oktober 2018


Andreas Duit (Luleå University of Technology/Stockholm University):
Jamie Sommer (Stockholm University)
Karin Bäckstrand (Stockholm University)

Human impacts on global ecosystems are now threatening the very foundations of human welfare and it is generally recognized that mitigating and adapting to the ecological crisis will require a comprehensive reorganization of the social, political, and economic world. In other words, we are facing a Great Green Transformation. Natural science has developed a wide-ranging and detailed understanding of the changing global environment, but we are still very much in the dark with regards to how different societies around the world have responded to the rapidly evolving environmental crisis. This WS invites papers that seek to understand, explain, and map political, social, and market transformations by studying the extent, causes and effects of the Great Green Transformation in a comparative and/or longitudinal perspective.

Three overarching research questions are of particular interest for the WS:

  1. How have societies responded to environmental degradation?
  2. What explains variation in political, social, and market responses to environmental problems?
  3. What are the consequences of the green transformation? The WS welcomes papers from all disciplines and methodologies that address these and other questions regarding the green transformation.