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Malcolm Fairbrother

Umeå University
Sweden
Email malcolm.fairbrother [at] umu [period/dot] se

Malcolm Fairbrother is a Professor of Sociology at Umeå University (Sweden) and the University of Graz (Austria), as well as a researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies (Stockholm). He studies public attitudes towards environmental policies, globalization, political and social trust, and social science research methods. His work has appeared in journals such as the European Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Political Science Research and Methods, and the British Journal of Political Science.

Malcolm Fairbrother’s website.

Publications

Malcolm Fairbrother. Forthcoming. “Public Opinions about Carbon Policies,” Contesting Carbon Policies, Routledge (Forthcoming).

Fairbrother M, Arrhenius G, Bykvist K, Campbell T. 2021. “Governing for Future Generations: How Political Trust Shapes Attitudes Towards Climate and Debt Policies,” Front Polit Sci. 2021;3.

Malcolm Fairbrother. 2021. “The Case of British Columbia, Canada,” Contesting Carbon Policies, Routledge (2021). 

Malcolm Fairbrother, Ingemar Johansson Sevä, & Joakim Kulin. 2019. “Political Trust and the Relationship between Climate Change Beliefs and Support for Fossil Fuel Taxes: Evidence from a Survey of 23 European Countries,” Global Environmental Change (November 2019). 

Malcolm Fairbrother. 2019. “When Will People Pay to Pollute? Environmental Taxes, Political Trust, and Experimental Evidence from Britain,” British Journal of Political Science (April 2019). 

Kerry Ard & Malcolm Fairbrother. 2017. “Pollution Prophylaxis? Social Capital and Environmental Inequality,” Social Science Quarterly (June 2017). 

Malcolm Fairbrother. 2017. “Environmental Attitudes and the Politics of Distrust,” Sociology Compass (May 2017). 

Malcolm Fairbrother. 2016. “Externalities: Why Environmental Sociology Should Bring Them In,” Environmental Sociology (September 2016). 

Malcolm Fairbrother. 2016. “Trust and Public Support for Environmental Protection in Diverse National Contexts,” Sociological Science (June 2016).

Media Coverage

Malcolm Fairbrother’s research on European support of carbon taxation featured by Robin Olin. Bakslag vid bensinpumpen – klimatet och koldioxidskatten,” Sverige Radio, February 9, 2019.

Malcolm Fairbrother’s research on European support of carbon taxation featured by Viola Gad. Tro på klimatforskning betyder inte att man stöttar åtgärderna,” SVT (Swedish National Television), November 30, 2019.

Malcolm Fairbrother’s research on European support of carbon taxation featured by Jason Arunn Murugesu. People only support carbon taxes if they trust their government,” New Scientist, November 22, 2019.