Collective Action and Citizen Responses to Global Warming

  title={Collective Action and Citizen Responses to Global Warming},
  author={Mark Lubell and Sammy Zahran and Arnold Vedlitz},
  journal={Political Behavior},
This paper expands the relevance of the collective interest model of mass political action to explain collective-action behavior in the context of global warming and climate change. The analysis is an attempt to answer Ostrom’s call for a behavioral model of collective action that can be generalized beyond political protest to other collective-action problems. We elaborate, specify, and empirically test a collective interest model approach to citizen policy support, environmental political… 

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  • Psychology
    American Political Science Review
  • 1998
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