Scholars

Ruth E. McKie

De Monfort University
United Kingdom

Ruth McKie is an Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Criminology in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Division at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. In 2018, she completed her PhD on the Climate Change Counter Movement. This explored the continually expanding Climate Change Counter Movement beyond the USA identifying over 400 organizations that have historically operated over 53 countries in its history. She continues her work in the field of Climate Change Counter Movement, Climate Change Risk and Policy Development, Wildlife Trafficking, and Feminist Animal Studies. In 2019, she was awarded a Global Sustainable Development Research Fellowship funded by De Montfort University to continue her research on the Climate Change Counter Movement. Her focus for this project is to examine the role of diffusion within the international movement exploring the role of web communities and online activity. Ruth is currently expanding her work using Social Network Analysis and the use of Text Mining of Twitter data.

Publications

Ruth E. Mckie. “The Climate Change Counter Movement: An International Deviant Network” In The International Handbook on Anti-Environmentalism,

Elgar Edward Publishing, Forthcoming.

Ruth E. Mckie. 2020. “An Environmental Harm to Examine UK Nuclear Energy Expansion,”

The Extractive Industries and Society, 7(2) (April 2020).

Paul B. Stretesky, Michael A Long, Ruth E. Mckie, & Feizal Aryee. 2018. “Does Oil and Gas Development Increase Crime with UK Local Authorities 2003-2015?

The Extractive Industries and Society 5(3), 356-365 (July 2018).

Ruth E. Mckie, Paul B. Stretesky, & Michael A Long. 2015. “Carbon Crime in the Voluntary Market: An Exploration of Modernisation Themes among a Sample of Criminal and Non-Criminal Organisations,”

Critical Criminology 23 (4), 473–486 (January 2018).

Paul B. Stretesky, Ruth E. Mckie, Michael J. Lynch, Michael A. Long, & Kimberly A. Barrett. 2018. “Where Have all the Falcons Gone? Saker Exports in a Global Economy,”

Global Ecology and Conservation (January 2018).

Paul B. Stretesky & Ruth E. Mckie. 2016. “A perspective on the historical analysis of race and treatment storage and disposal facilities in the United States,”

Environmental Research Letters 11 (3) (March 2016).

Media Coverage

Climate denial: Donald Trump mimics criminal behaviour when justifying his stance,” Ruth E. McKie, The Conversation, July 30, 2019.

Ruth E. Mckie’s research on the climate change countermovement discussed by Bruce Melton. California Wildfires: Where Is the Climate Change Outrage? Truthout, November 17, 2018.

Ruth E. Mckie’s research on climate policy as criminal action featured by Perri Huggins. How Terrorists and Donald Trump Exploit Climate Change for Propaganda,” Morocco World News, November 23, 2019.