The Misogyny of Climate Denialism and It's Influence on World Leaders' Climate Response

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Publication Type honors thesis
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Environmental and Sustainability Studies
Faculty Mentor Tabitha Benney
Creator Hoang, Uyen
Title The Misogyny of Climate Denialism and It's Influence on World Leaders' Climate Response
Date 2020
Description As our planet's climate crisis worsens every year, the actions of our world leaders become increasing imperative when addressing environmental issues. This research investigates the interconnectedness of misogyny and climate denialism by examining various identities and how they may influence, change, or even perpetuate inaction in the international system in conjunction to climate change. Theories of power and resistance are crucial to understanding one's leadership style and offer pertinent background information for understanding why a leader has chosen to respond to ecological disasters in a particular manner. An analysis of how hegemonic masculinity has shifted throughout historical and modern eras will allow us to understand how environmental preservation has been viewed as feminine and how it has thus been deemed disadvantageous for patriarchal power. By conducting a content analysis on three modern world leaders - Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, and Justin Trudeau - I hope to present a clear understanding regarding how masculine identity in state leaders has evolved counter to public opinion and democratic norms to impact climate change policies and the future of the human race.
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Publisher University of Utah
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Uyen Hoang
Format Medium application/pdf
Permissions Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tb6sbp
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Date Created 2020-06-22
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1578206
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6jm7vz7
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