Book Chapter[ut_header title=”Mapping Ecologies of Resistance, Leah Temper and Joan Martinez-Alier in Grassroots Environmental Governance: Community engagements with industry edited by Leah Horowitz and Michael Watts, Routledge, 2016.”]Grassroots movements can pose serious challenges to both governments and corporations. However, grassroots actors possess a variety of motivations, and their visions of development may evolve in complex ways. Meanwhile, their relative powerlessness obliges them to forge an array of shifting alliances and to devise a range of adaptive strategies.
Grassroots Environmental Governance presents a compilation of in-depth ethnographic case studies, based on original research. Each of the chapters focuses specifically on grassroots engagements with the agents of various forms of industrial development. The book is geographically diverse, including analyses of groups based in both the global North and South, and represents a range of disciplinary perspectives. This allows the collection to explore themes that cross-cut specific localities and disciplinary boundaries, and thus to generate important theoretical insights into the complexities of grassroots engagements with industry.
This volume will be of great interest to scholars of environmental activism, environmental governance, and environmental studies in general.