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Ruth E. McKie

De Montfort University

Based in

United Kingdom

Ruth McKie is an Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Criminology in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Division at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. In 2018, she completed her PhD on the Climate Change Counter Movement. This explored the continually expanding Climate Change Counter Movement beyond the USA identifying over 400 organizations that have historically operated over 53 countries in its history. She continues her work in the field of Climate Change Counter Movement, Climate Change Risk and Policy Development, Wildlife Trafficking, and Feminist Animal Studies. In 2021 she was awarded two CSSN grants for projects on Climate Obstruction in Brazil and Argentina, and The Atlas Network.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States

Focus areas of expertise

Social movements

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Ruth E. McKie.  Forthcoming. “The Climate Change Counter Movement: An International Deviant Network” In The International Handbook on Anti-Environmentalism, Elgar Edward Publishing (Forthcoming).

Ruth E. McKie. 2021. “Obstruction, delay, and transnationalism: Examining the online climate change counter-movement,” Energy Research & Social Science. 2021;80:102217.

Ruth E. McKie. 2020. “An Environmental Harm to Examine UK Nuclear Energy Expansion,” The Extractive Industries and Society (April 2020).

Ruth E. McKie. 2018. “Climate Change Counter Movement Neutralisation Techniques: A Typology to Examine Climate Change Counter Movement Messaging,” Sociological Inquiry (July 2018).

Paul B. Stretesky, Michael A Long, Ruth E. McKie, & Feizal Aryee. 2018. “Does Oil and Gas Development Increase Crime with UK Local Authorities 2003-2015?The Extractive Industries and Society (July 2018).

Ruth E. McKie, Paul B. Stretesky, & Michael A Long. 2015. “Carbon Crime in the Voluntary Market: An Exploration of Modernisation Themes among a Sample of Criminal and Non-Criminal Organisations,” Critical Criminology (January 2018).

Paul B. Stretesky, Ruth E. McKie, Michael J. Lynch, Michael A. Long, & Kimberly A. Barrett. 2018. “Where Have all the Falcons Gone? Saker Exports in a Global Economy,” Global Ecology and Conservation (January 2018).

Paul B. Stretesky & Ruth E. McKie. 2016. “A perspective on the historical analysis of race and treatment storage and disposal facilities in the United States,” Environmental Research Letters (March 2016).