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Andy Scerri

Virginia Tech

Based in

United States
North America

My research sits at the intersection of environmental political theory and policy studies, and focuses on the relationship between democratic social movements and organized resistance to action on climate change in the postindustrial liberal-democracies since the 1970s. I am currently working on a book project designed to bring environmental considerations to bear on debate sparked by democratic republican calls for establishment of a sortition-based third chamber, or citizens’ house of review, as a means for resisting oligarchic power, especially as manifest in lobbying elected representatives to maintain fossil fuel ‘infrastructural lock in’.

Country(ies) of Specialty


Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics

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Journal articles/book chapters

Andy Scerri (2019) ‘Review article: Forget populism?’, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, online first, Aug. 20, 

Andy Scerri (2019) ‘Moralizing About Politics: The White Working-Class “Problem” in Appalachia and Beyond’, Appalachian Studies, 25:2: 202-221. 

Andy Scerri & Cynthia Lam (2015) ‘From neoliberalism to neocommunitarianism: Opposing justifications in a dispute over privatized electricity infrastructure’, Space & Polity, 19(2): 132-49. 

Andy Scerri & Meg Holden (2014) ‘Ecological modernization or sustainable development? Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan: the city as “manager” of ecological restructuring’, Environmental Policy & Planning 16(2): 261-79. 

Andy Scerri (2014) ‘Comfortably inhabiting reality: Justifying and denouncing arguments in a development dispute in the postindustrial gentrified inner-city’, Space & Polity 18(1): 39-53.

Andy Scerri (2013) ‘Green citizenship and the political critique of injustice’, Citizenship Studies, 17(3-4): 293-307.

Meg Holden & Andy Scerri (2013) ‘More than this: Liveable Melbourne meets Liveable Vancouver’, Cities, 34: 444-53. (Chinese translation: Meg Holden & Andy Scerri (2016) 意味深长 :当宜居墨尔本遇上宜居温哥华, 文章编号:1673-94.)_

Andy Scerri (2012) ‘Ends in View: The capabilities approach in ecological/sustainability economics’, Ecological Economics 77: 7-10. 

Andy Scerri & Liam Magee (2012) ‘Household sustainability, stakeholder citizens and sustainability’, Environmental Politics, 21(3): 387-411. 

Liam Magee, Andy Scerri, & Paul James (2012) ‘Measuring community sustainability: A community-centric approach’, Applied Research in Quality of Life 7(3): 239-61. Journal best paper of 2012.

Andy Scerri & Paul James (2010) ‘Communities of citizens and ‘indicators’ of sustainability’, Community Development 45(2): 219-36. 

Andy Scerri (2010) ‘Implementing a residential emissions reduction strategy using an approach that combines qualitative and quantitative indicators of sustainability’, Management of Environmental Quality 21(10): 122-35. 

Andy Scerri & Paul James (2010) ‘Accounting for sustainability: Combining qualitative and qualitative research in developing ‘indicators’ of sustainability’, International Journal of Social Research Methodology 13(1): 41-53.