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Between the Lines

This podcast series explores books with ideas for positive social and environmental change. Each month we feature a book and an interview with its author. The interviews give an insight on what’s behind the book, the ide
Latest Episode1/1/2020

The Politics of Green Transformations: Melissa Leach, Peter Newell & Ian Scoones

Season 2, Ep. 4
In recent years, climate change and the environment has shot up the agenda in political and public discourse, and a new type of politics has taken shape, with many people calling for urgent, radical change.In this month’s Between the Lines, IDS Director Melissa Leach, Professor Ian Scoones and Professor Peter Newell discuss their co-edited book, The Politics of Green Transformations. Drawing on international examples, they reflect on past transformations as examples of positive change and examine the factors that have contributed to recent heightened awareness and emergency narratives. They discuss the tensions between the need for urgent green transformations and issues of inequality, social justice and rights, and call on an evidence-based politics of hope, to drive humanity towards a sustainable, just future.Interviewing them is Andrew Simms, author, political economist, activist and the coordinator of the Rapid Transition Alliance.***Special 20% offer*** on book purchase! Use discount code: SOC19 https://www.routledge.com/The-Politics-of-Green-Transformations/Scoones-Leach-Newell/p/book/9781138792906Melissa Leach: https://www.ids.ac.uk/people/melissa-leach/Peter Newell: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/104921Ian Scoones: https://www.ids.ac.uk/people/ian-scoones/Andrew Simms: http://www.newweather.org/about-us/andrew-simms/Rapid Transitions Alliance: https://www.rapidtransition.org/