Jobs vs. climate justice? Contentious narratives of labor and climate movements in the coal transition in Germany

  title={Jobs vs. climate justice? Contentious narratives of labor and climate movements in the coal transition in Germany},
  author={Tobias Kalt},
  journal={Environmental Politics},
  pages={1135 - 1154}
  • Tobias Kalt
  • Published 24 February 2021
  • Sociology
  • Environmental Politics
ABSTRACT Climate and labor movements clash over the need to keep fossil fuels in the ground versus protecting industrial jobs. In examining movement-countermovement dynamics in the coal transition in Germany, I analyze how labor and climate movements engage in discursive struggles about the meaning of justice in the just transition. In combining Gramscian theory with a narrative approach, my focus is on how labor and climate movements construct narratives around justice claims in the struggle… 

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