One in Seven and a Half: Local Activism against the Global Climate Crisis

  • Zdravko Saveski Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities - Skopje
Keywords: climate crisis, capitalism, system change

Abstract

The climate crisis has become not only serious but urgent problem too. A lot of years have been wasted in palliative measures that have not solved the problems. And those wasted years have closed the space to search for solutions inside the framework of some kind of Green capitalism. At the present time, solutions to the climate crisis are still possible, but they will require drastic, even systematic measures. This article analyzes the role of capitalism in creating and deepening climate crisis. Capitalism is not only a type of economy but a type of society. It has achieved hegemony in the field of ideas and values, socializing people and internalizing its values among the losers of the system, as well as among its beneficiaries. Due to this, overcoming capitalism is not an easy or simple task. However, as it is argued in the article, the only humane alternative to overcome climate crisis is to overcome capitalism as a type of economy and a type of society.

Author(s): Zdravko Saveski

Title (English): One in Seven and a Half: Local Activism against the Global Climate Crisis

Journal Reference: Identities: Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture, Vol. 16, No. 1-2 (Summer - Winter 2019)

Publisher: Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities - Skopje

Page Range: 8-17

Page Count: 10

Citation (English): Zdravko Saveski, “One in Seven and a Half: Local Activism against the Global Climate Crisis,” Identities: Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture, Vol. 16, No. 1-2 (Summer - Winter 2019): 8-17.

Author Biography

Zdravko Saveski, Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities - Skopje

Zdravko Saveski (1976), PhD in Political Science, is a researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities - Skopje. He is author of Democracy: Models and Dilemmas (2011) and Beyond Uniform Thinking: Rediscovery of the Left (2006), co-author of several books including No pasarán: Participation of Fighters from Macedonia in the Spanish Civil War (2016) and Nationalism In/Inside Context: Cooperation of Albanians and Macedonians from the Ilinden Uprising until the People’s Liberation War (2014), and editor of Strike: Experiences and Actualities (2011) (all in Macedonian).

Published
2019-12-28
How to Cite
Saveski, Z. (2019). One in Seven and a Half: Local Activism against the Global Climate Crisis. Identities: Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture, 16(1-2), 8-17. Retrieved from https://identitiesjournal.edu.mk/index.php/IJPGC/article/view/364