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About James K Rowe

James Rowe is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria in British Columbia in Canada. He is a member of the Corporate Mapping Project, a research alliance investigating the power of the fossil fuel industry in Western Canada. Follow him on twitter @JKimmittRowe.

Articles by James K Rowe

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Lessons from the front lines of anti-colonial pipeline resistance

Ceremony, mindfulness and healing practices play a key role in radical social movements.

Does a fear of death lie at the heart of capitalism?

True wealth and power are found in collectives of people working together to radiate out justice and equality.

The puzzle of low oil prices—has the race to beat the carbon bubble already started?

The post-carbon world is fast emerging from the shell of the old. Even Saudi Arabia is planning for it. 

Learning to love us-versus-them thinking

Oppositional thinking is crucial to social change, but there are no permanent enemies.

Zen and the art of social movement maintenance

“In a racially unjust world,” revolutionary activist Angela Davis asked mindfulness popularizer Jon Kabat-Zinn, “what good is mindfulness?”

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