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Panel on Labour-Environmentalism

Are you interested in labour movements and environmentalism? One of our members is looking for paper submissions for a potential PSA Conference panel on the theme of labour-environmentalism. Further details on the proposed panel are below. If you are interested in submitting a paper for this panel, please contact Ewan Kerr at ewan.kerr [at] gcu [dot] ac [dot] uk.

“This proposed panel seeks contributions on the theme of labour-environmentalism. We are particularly interested in empirical and theoretical contributions which examine the trade union and wider labour movement’s engagement with environmental politics.   Other themes may include case studies of movement coalitions, green jobs and just transitions, and local/national/international trade union strategies to resolve potential conflicts between environmental, industrial and political objectives.  In reflecting upon these intersections between labour movement studies and environmental politics, this panel will assess the strengths, weaknesses and tensions of a working-class environmental agency from an explicitly political perspective.”

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