Luc Semal

Luc Semal

Luc Semal has a PhD in political sciences from CERAPS (Lille 2 University). His work focuses on the political and social implications of the current ecological crisis, his thesis focuses on the transition movement and transition towns. He is also a member of the editorial board for the degrowth review, Entropia. He has co-written a chapter in the French edition of Rob Hopkins’ “Transition Workbook” (2010), and occupies a teaching position at Sciences-Po Paris (Politiques de la Décroissance) and at Sciences-Po Lille (Théorie et Politique de l’Environnement).

Articles

The Politics of Catastrophe

During the 2000’s decade, two social movements, the degrowth movement in France and Transition Towns in the United- Kingdom, have contributed, both in parallel, to a renewal of the green political landscape. The catastrophist dimension of these two movements, understood as a form of political thought based on the anticipation of major ecological shifts (peak […]