This talk will highlight key differences in the start, evolution and focus of climate movements in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom.
In particular, the conceptions of climate justice adopted and expressed in the climate movement in each country is markedly different. It is argued that these different conceptions reflect the political culture in each country, the level of legitimacy according to environmental organisations and broader debates about justice and identity in each location.
Dr Cassandra Star is Associate Professor of Public Policy in the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University. She is currently Research Section Head and Research Theme Leader for Flinders Government. Cassandra’s research is concentrated on the interface between politics and the policy process and the subsequent impact of these dynamics on policy formation. In particular, the ways in which stakeholders shape and manipulate the climate policy agenda is the current focus of her work. Cassandra provides significant leadership within political science nationally and internationally, including convening the Environmental Politics and Policy Standing Committee for the Australian Political Science Association. She has in excess of 60 books, journal articles, book chapters and other papers across her career with prestigious publishers. She has been awarded visiting appointments and esteemed fellowships, including by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences to conduct fieldwork on climate politics in Beijing.
Think Global is a monthly series of free public talks with a focus on contemporary politics and international relations. The Centre of Democracy has partnered with Flinders University, the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia to share new research and engage with current political debate.