Ten commandments of how to fail in an environmental campaign

Avner De-Shalit*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


When environmentalists fail political scientists often relate these failures to structural difficulties or to the ‘system’. But are these activists responsible for these failures as well? Analysing several cases in which environmental activists failed to persuade the public or the government (most cases from Israel, but some from the UK as well) this paper asks: what is common to all these cases? I find ten ‘rules’, which are transcribed as the ‘ten commandments of how to fail as an environmental activist’.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationPolitical Theory and the Environment
Subtitle of host publicationA Reassessment
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781135282103
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2001 Routledge.


Dive into the research topics of 'Ten commandments of how to fail in an environmental campaign'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this