PSA Environment 2019 Workshop:

If you would like to submit a workshop/paper proposal for one of the above panel themes, please email us ( with your information and a short abstract!  

Lunch as well as coffee and snacks will be provided, and limited funding for covering travel costs is available.

PSA Environment Conference Panels 

With just under 2 weeks to go until the PSA Annual Conference 2019 kicks off in Nottingham, the details of the conference timetable have now been finalised. We have four PSA Environment sponsored panels this year, in addition to a number of other conference panels taking place on environmental politics. The details of these are listed below. We strongly encourage all prospective and existing members of the PSA Environmental Politics Specialist Group to attend our AGM at 12:30-13:30 on Tuesday 16th April in room N28 Newton/Arkwright Building! Anyone with an interest in environmental politics is welcome to attend our AGM, where we will be reviewing the group’s activities over the past year, introducing our new convenor team, and seeking member views on activities for the year ahead. We look forward to seeing you there!

PSA Environment Panels

Panel 1: New Advances in the Study of Pro-Environmental Behaviour Change

Monday 15th April, 14:45 – 16:15, N28 Newton/Arkwright Building

  • Roger Tyers (University of Southampton) Migration and behaviour change: can green norms cross borders?
  • Sally Russell (University of Leeds) Examining the role of emotion as a driver of pro-environmental behaviour
  • Clare Saunders, Fiona Hackney, Joanie Willett, Irene Griffin, Katie Hill and Anya Barbieri (Universities of Exeter and Wolverhampton) Designing a sensibility for sustainable clothing: the role of craft in encouraging pro-environmental behaviour change
  • Milena Buchs and Matthew Hogarth (University of Leeds) Carbon reduction behaviours – spill over from work to home?
  • Dan Bloomfield, Clare Saunders and Luci Isaacson (University of Exeter) Carbon pledging: Eight years on

Panel 2: Radical Environmental Politics for the Anthropocene

Monday 15th April, 16:30 – 18:00, N28 Newton/Arkwright Building

  • Dr Kevin Love and Heather Alberro (Nottingham Trent University) Resisting Biological Annihilation: The Politics of Loss
  • James McIntyre (Loughborough University) Saving the World by Taking it Easy: On the Utopian Convergence of Post-Work Politics and Radical Ecology
  • Heather Alberro (Nottingham Trent University) Towards a Cosmo-Politics? A Critical Analysis of the Nonhuman ‘Other’ in Ecotopian Socio-Political Formations
  • Dr. Marit Hammond (Keele University) Green Political Theory in the Anthropocene: Governing the Ungraspable
  • Scott Leatham (De Montfort University) The Spectacle of Sustainability in the Post-Ecological Era: A Discourse-Theoretical Critique of Green Consumerism

Panel 3: Are We All Environmentalists Now? The influence of environmentalism on individual and state-based actors

Tuesday 16th April, 9:30 – 11:00, N28 Newton/Arkwright Building

  • Dr. Ben Clements (University of Leicester) and Professor Neil Carter (University of York) Greener and Greener? A long-term perspective on the British public and environmental issues
  • Professor Charlotte Burns (University of Sheffield), Dr. Peter Eckersley (Nottingham Trent University), and Dr. Paul Tobin (University of Manchester) Policy dismantling in a multilevel context: the case of environmental protection in the EU
  • Matthew Lockwood (University of Exeter) Credible carbon commitment: Majoritarian and proportional visions
  • Dr. Paul Tobin (University of Manchester) The Carbon Neutral State: Reconceptualising the Green State towards climate mitigation
  • Professor Elizabeth Bomberg (University of Edinburgh) Everyday Environmentalism and Faith Based Groups: The Case of Eco-Congregations

Environmental Politics AGM: Tuesday 16th April, 12:30 – 13:30, N28 Newton/Arkwright Building – all welcome!

Panel 4: Post-Soviet Environmental and Climate Politics

Tuesday 16th April, 13:30 – 15:00, N28 Newton/Arkwright Building

  • Dr Ellie Martus (University of Warwick) Environmental State Capacity in Eurasia
  • Dr Marianna Poberezhskaya (Nottingham Trent University), Dr Natasha Danilova (University of Aberdeen) Understanding climate change narratives in Central Asia
  • Dr Olga Khrushcheva (Manchester Metropolitan University), Critical evaluation of the RES support mechanism in Russia

Other panels relating to Environmental Politics

  • Monday 15th April, 9:30 – 11:00, N28 Newton/Arkwright Building: Sustainability: Theories and Discourses
  • Monday 15th April, 13:30 – 14:30, Lecture Theatre 3, Plenary: Can Environmental Institutions Still be Leaders in Times of Uncertainty? Panellists: Natalie Bennett (Green Party), Dr Marit Hammond (Co-convenor, PSA Environmental Politics Specialist Group and Keele University), Corli Pretorius (UN Environment Programme – World Conservation Monitoring Centre) and Kirsty Schneeberger
  • Tuesday 16th April, 13:30 – 15:00, N26A Newton/Arkwright Building: National Environmental Politics
  • Tuesday 16th April 15:15 – 16:45, N28 Newton/Arkwright Building: Re-thinking ‘the Political’ in the Era of Climate Change
  • Wednesday 17th April, 9:00 – 10:30, N28 Newton/Arkwright Building: Sustainability in National Politics and the Global Economy
  • Wednesday 17th April, 13:30 – 15:00, N28 Newton/Arkwright Building: Environmental Governance and Unsustainable politics
  • Wednesday 17th April, 15:15 – 16:45, N28 Newton/Arkwright Building: Theorising Environmental Politics and Evaluating Risks