In an era of deepening climate crisis, Dr. William Carroll will discuss a research partnership mapping the various modalities through which carbon-sector corporations exert economic, cultural, and political power and the popular resistance that meets it at various flashpoints along the way. The oligarchic structure of corporate power presents great challenges to those striving for a just transition to energy democracy. The research focuses on corporations based in Canada, but situates them within transnational networks of ownership, governance, and commodity-chaining.
Carroll’s books include Expose, Oppose, Propose: Alternative Policy Groups and the Struggle for Global Justice, A World to Win: Contemporary Social Movements and Counter-Hegemony (with Kanchan Sarker), The Making of a Transnational Capitalist Class, Corporate Power in a Globalizing World, Remaking Media (with Bob Hackett), Critical Strategies for Social Research, Challenges and Perils: Social Democracy in Neoliberal Times (with R.S. Ratner), and Organizing Dissent.