In this PhD Seminar, SEI Doctoral Fellow Anna Sturman draws upon her thesis to explore the capitalist state as a key terrain of inquiry for environmental and social justice movements. This analysis draws upon both the contemporary revival of state theory scholarship and on-the-ground responses from movements navigating rolling crises.
00:40 Introduction and Acknowledgement of Country – Blancher Verlie
03:20 Unravelling the Capitalist State
37:30 Communicating the State’s Role in Climate Change
40:53 State Interventions During COVID and Lessons for Climate Change
43:00 Alternative Models for the Future
46:15 Material Barriers to Regenerative Agriculture
50:30 Prospects for Forming Solidarity Against Capital
54:15 How to Deal with Apathy
57:30 Can We Modify Capitalism Through Consumer Action?
This event was held via Zoom on Wednesday 25 August, 2021.