Environmentalism and the Spirit of Postmaterialism

In my paper, I firstly argue that the issue of environment and climate change in 2019 has received an importance that has never been seen before. I try to corroborate this claim by using data from several databases. On the one hand by using multi-variable statistical procedures, and on the other hand, on a theoretical basis, I will examine the factors that have contributed to the appreciation of the importance of the environmentalism. According to my results, the stable economic environment has allowed the development of post-material values – autonomy, tolerance, and the need for authenticity – which have a strong elective affinity (Weber) with the “issue” of environmental protection. These movements were further strengthened by the fact that the issue of environmental protection can be easily linked to the dominant political ideologies.

Released: Replika 114, 133–155.