Civil Society and the Environment
A Research Project funded by the
National Science Foundation
Project Dates: September 1, 2005 – September 30, 2012
J. Craig Jenkins
Dept. of Sociology
Ohio State University
300 Bricker Hall190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus OH 43210
Robert J. Brulle
Dept. of Culture and Communication
3141 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia PA 19104
Department of Sociology
Stephen Leacock Building, Room 713
855 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T7
PROJECT SUMMARY: The Civil Society and the Environment research project is a long term collaborative effort involving Dr. Craig Jenkins, Dr. Robert Brulle, and Dr. Jason Carmichael. Various components of this project have been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Aspen Institute. The primary research focus is on environmental politics and the social interactions and processes that drive how our society treats the natural environment. This project involves a series of related investigations into the development of key collective actors, belief systems, and institutions involved in the creation of U.S. environmental policies. This involves investigating the interactions between social movement organizations, other social institutions, and the larger social structure and how these interactions affect the development of a range of environmental policies. The specific project descriptions are as follows:
Brulle, Robert J. and Rob Benford. 2012. “From Game Protection to Wildlife Management: Frame Shifts, Organizational Development, and Field Practices,” Rural Sociology
Brulle, Robert J., Jason Carmichael and J. Craig Jenkins. 2012. “Shifting Public Opinion on Climate Change: An Empirical Assessment of Factors Influencing Concern over Climate Change in the U.S., 2002-2010.” Climatic Change 111
Jenkins, J. Craig. 2011. “Democratic Politics and the Long March on Global Warming.” Sociological Quarterly 52: 211-219.
Antonio, Robert J. and Robert J. Brulle. 2011. “The Unbearable Lightness of Politics: Climate Change Denial and Political Polarization.” Sociological Quarterly 52:195-202.
McCreery, Anna. 2010. “Media Attention, Political Processes, and Air Pollution in the U.S.: A Time Series Analysis (1959 – 1998).” Organization and Environment 23: 255-270.
Brulle, Robert J. 2010. “From Environmental Campaigns to Advancing the Public Dialogue: Environmental Communication for Civic Engagement.” Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture 4.1 March: 82 – 98.
Brulle, Robert J. 2010. “Politics and the Environment,” in Kevin T. Leicht and J. Craig Jenkins (eds), The Handbook of Politics: State and Civil Society in Global Perspective. Springer Publishers, New York, NY.
Brulle, Robert J., and Jenkins, J. Craig. 2010. “Civil Society and the Environment; Understanding the Dynamics and Impacts of the U.S. Environmental Movement,” in Understanding 21st Century NGOs, edited by Thomas Lyon. Washington, D.C.: RFF Press.
Brulle, Robert J. and Jenkins, J. Craig, 2008. Fixing the Bungled U.S. Environmental Movement Contexts 7(2) 14-18.
Brulle, Robert J., Turner, Liesel H., Jenkins, J. Craig., and Carmichael, Jason. 2007. Measuring SMO Populations: A Comprehensive Census of U.S. Environmental Movement Organizations Mobilization 12(3) 195-211
Robert J, and Jenkins, J. Craig. 2005. Foundations
and the Environmental Movement;
Priorities, Strategies, and Impact in Faber, Daniel and
McCarthy, Debra, Foundations for Social Change: Critical Perspectives on
Philanthropy and Popular Movements
Rowman & Littlefield
Project Data Sets
Hein, James and Jenkins, J. Craig 2010. “Elites and the Climate Change Debate: The Directors of Pro and Anti Climate Change Policy Organizations” paper presented at the American Sociological Association Convention, August 20-23 2010, Atlanta GA.
McCreery, Anna. 2010. “Political Drivers of Air Pollution in the U.S.: A Time-Series Analysis (1959-1998)” paper presented at Fifth International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology 2010. July 12-16, 2010, Houston TX.
Brulle, Robert J. and Jenkins, J. Craig. 2005. “The U.S. Environmental Movement: Crisis or Transition?" presented at the International Sociological Association Conference (RC 24) - Double Standards and Simulation: Symbolism, Rhetoric and Irony in Eco-Politics: International Conference at the University of Bath, UK, September 2005
Brulle, Robert J., Jenkins, J. Craig (presenter), Turner, Liesel, and Carmichael, Jason, 2005. “The Organizational Development of the U.S. Environmental Movement: Environmental Threat, Critical Communities, Resources, and Political Opportunities”, presented at the Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section session, Annual American Sociological Association Conference, Philadelphia PA, August 2005
Brulle, Robert J. and Jenkins, J. Craig. 2005. Decline or Transition: Discourse and Strategy in the U.S. Environmental Movement presented at a special session organized by the Environment & Technology Section, American Sociological Association Conference, Philadelphia PA, August 2005
Date Last Modified: 3/1/2012