This project aims to add a deep understanding of politics to analyses of institutional change in pursuit of climate justice in urban areas in the Global South. The members of the project team are a group of political scientists and other social scientists who have done extensive field research in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. They draw on their ongoing research collaborations and longstanding institutional linkages to develop pedagogical resources and co-produce a handbook designed to serve the needs of policymakers, municipal administrators, and civil society activists.
This project makes significant contributions to the discipline by fostering cross-regional and multidisciplinary collaborations between political scientists in the United States and academics, policymakers, municipal officials, and activists from the Global South. The project also seeks to demonstrate new modes of public engagements to address the formidable challenges of climate justice.
PIs: Prakash Kashwan, (University of Connecticut), Frank Matose (Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa), Navnita Chadha Behera (University of Delhi, New Delhi), Lauren M. MacLean (Indiana University)