Civil Society and the Environment

 

A Research Project funded by the

National Science Foundation

Washington DC

 

Project Dates: September 1, 2005 – September 30, 2011

 

 

J. Craig Jenkins

Dept. of Sociology

Ohio State University

300 Bricker Hall190 N. Oval Mall

Columbus OH 43210

614-292-1411

Jenkins.12@sociology.osu.edu

Web Site:

http://mershoncenter.osu.edu/people/faculty/bio%20pages/jenkins.htm

 

Robert J. Brulle

Dept. of Culture and Communication

Drexel University

3141 Chestnut St.

Philadelphia  PA 19104

215-895-2294

brullerj@drexel.edu

Web Site:

http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~brullerj/

 

 

Jason Carmichael

Department of Sociology

McGill university

Stephen leacock Building, Room 713

855 Sherbrooke Street West

Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T7

514-398-6838

Jason.carmichael@mcgill.ca

Web Site:  http://www.mcgill.ca/sociology/faculty/carmichael/

 

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:

1.  Foundation Funding Project

2.  Civil Society and the Environment: The Mobilization of the U.S. Environmental Movement, 1900- 2000

3.  Protecting the Environment:  Does the Environmental Movement Matter

PUBLICATIONS

 

McCreery, Anna.  Forthcoming.  “Media Attention, Political Processes, and Air Pollution in the U.S.:  A Time Series Analysis (1959 – 1998).” Organization and Environment

 

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

 

Brulle, 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
 
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PRESENTATIONS
 

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
 

 

PROJECT DATA SETS

       ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION DATA SET PROCEDURES

       SAMPLE DATA - ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION DATA SET

       SAMPLE DATA - TV NEWS COVERAGE OF ENVIR. EVENTS

       SAMPLE DATA - VITAL SPEECHES DATA SET

       SAMPLE DATA - STATE OF THE UNION SPEECHES DATA SET

       CODING INSTRUCTIONS - STATE OF THE UNION SPEECHES

       CODING SHEET - STATE OF THE UNION SPEECHES

 

 

 

Date Last Modified: 9/19/2005