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Climate Backlash: Contentious reactions to policy action (BACKLASH)


Research output:

Patterson, J., Wyborn, C., Westman, L., Brisbois, M.C., Milkoreit, M., Jayaram, D. (2021) The political effects of emergency frames in sustainability. Nature Sustainability. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-021-00749-9 [Open Access]

  • What are the political consequences of declaring climate change as an emergency? Does this help to generate collective action? Or does it have adverse effects (e.g. fear, securitisation, authoritarianism)? The literature is currently fragmented and divided. Therefore, this paper synthesizes the range of political effects that can come with declaring sustainability issues as emergencies, to provide a more comprehensive foundation for debate and decision-making.

Foundational research:

Patterson J.J. (2021) Remaking Political Institutions: Climate Change and Beyond. Elements in Earth System Governance Series. Cambridge University Press. Online ISBN: 9781108769341. DOI: 10.1017/9781108769341. [Open Access].

Patterson, J., Soininen, N., Collier, M., Raymond, C. (2021) Finding feasible action towards urban transformations. npj Urban Sustainability. https://www.nature.com/articles/s42949-021-00029-7 [Open Access]

Patterson, J.J., Thaler, T., Hoffmann, M., Hughes, S., Oels, A., Chu, E., Mert, A., Huitema, D., Burch, S., Jordan, A. (2018) Political feasibility of 1.5°C societal transformations: the role of social justice. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 31:1–9. [Open Access]

Patterson, J., De Voogt., D.L., Sapiains, R. (2019) Beyond inputs and outputs: Process‐oriented explanation of institutional change in climate adaptation governance. Environmental Policy and Governance 29(5):360–375. [Open Access]

Patterson, J.J., Beunen, R. (2019) Introduction to Special Issue: Institutional work in environmental governance. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. Introduction to Special Issue. [Open Access]

Burch, S., Gupta, A., Inoue, C.Y.A., Kalfagianni, A., Persson, Å., Gerlak, A.K., Ishii, A., Patterson, J., Pickering, J., Scobie, M., Van der Heijden, J., Vervoort, J., Adler, C., Bloomfield, M., Djalante, R., Dryzek, J., Galaz, V., Gordon, C., Harmon, R., Jinnah, S., Kim, R.E., Olsson, L., Van Leeuwen, J., Ramasar, V., Wapner, P. and Zondervan, R. (2019) New directions in earth system governance research. Earth System Governance 1:1-18. [Open Access]

Patterson, J., Schulz, K., Vervoort, J., van der Hel, S., Widerberg, O., Adler, C., Hurlbert, Anderton, K., Sethi, M., Barau, A. (2017) Exploring the governance and politics of transformations towards sustainability. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 24:1–16. [Open Access].