On Comparative Perspectives on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC20 Comparative Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

Comparative research is always important for understanding human societies and what structures, relationships, and values are general (even universal) rather than being country or culture specific. Since environmental change is by its very nature global, a comparative perspective is especially important. Likewise, environmental change involves a complex interaction of natural and human dimensions. In particular from the human side involving both sociological and political factors and such matters as value systems and societal priorities. This session will address these issues and draw on data from such sources as the ESS, ISSP, Pew Global Surveys, and WVS.
Session Organizer:
Tom W SMITH, University of Chicago, USA
Oral Presentations
Pathways to Environmental Activism: A CROSS-National Study
Sandra MARQUART-PYATT, Michigan State University, Sociology, USA; Chloe QIAN, HUI, Michigan State University, USA