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Divestment discourse: war, justice, morality and money

Author(s): Mangat Rupinder, Simon Dalby, Matthew Paterson

In: Environmental Politics, Vol 27, No 2, 2018, pp. 187-206

The authors focus on the ‘discourse’ used in North America to promote disinvestment in fossil fuels, based on statements by activists, mainstream media reports on campaigns and coverage in alternative media. They argue that there are four overlapping narratives. The first ‘of war and enemies’, with fossil fuel companies as the enemies, is most dominant. The others are: ‘morality, economics and justice’.