Joost De Moor



Stockholm University

Joost de Moor works is a researcher at Stockholm University. His research with CUSP is located within the P(olitics)-theme and focuses on how grassroots movements pursue sustainability through prefigurative strategies. Prior to his appointment in Sweden, Joost was a postdoctoral researcher at Keele University.

Joost was awarded a PhD from the University of Antwerp for his thesis The Two-Dimensional Structure of Political Opportunities, which aims to explain how (perceptions of) political opportunities explain citizens’ political participation and the strategies of social movements. His research focuses on activism within the environmental movement, the climate movement, and the squatting movement. He has (forthcoming) publications in Environmental PoliticsMobilizationInternational Journal of Urban and Regional ResearchParliamentary Affairsand Acta Politicaand has recently written two book chapters on the climate change movement at COP21.

Joost is the convenor of the ECPR Standing Group on Participation and Mobilization.


De Moor, J. & P. Balsiger. (Forthcoming, 2018). Leading by example? Political consumerism in Northwestern     Europe. In P. Oosterveer, M. Micheletti & M. Boström (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism. Oxford: Oxford University Press

De Moor, J. (2017) The ‘Efficacy Dilemma’ of Transnational Climate Activism: The Case of COP21Environmental Politics. Online first.

De Moor, J., S. Marien & M. Hooghe (2017). Why Only Some Lifestyle Activists Avoid State-Oriented Politics: A Case Study in The Belgian Environmental Movement. Mobilization 22(2), pp. 245-264

De Moor, J., Morena, E., & Comby, J.-B. (2017). The ins and outs of climate movement activism at COP21. InS. C. Aykut, J. Foyer, & E. Morena (Eds.), Globalizing the Climate: COP21 and the Climatization of Global Debates, pp. 75-95. London: Routledge.

Wahlström, M., & de Moor, J. (2017). Governing dissent in a state of emergency: Police and protesterinteractions in the global space of the COP. In C. Cassegård, L. Soneryd, H. Thörn, & Å. Wettergren(Eds.), Climate Action in a Globalizing World: Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements in the Global North, pp. 57-80. London: Routledge.

De Moor, J. (2017). Lifestyle Politics and the Concept of Political ParticipationActa Politica 52(2), pp. 179-197.

De Moor, J. (2016). Practicing Openness: Investigating the Role of Everyday Decision Making in the Production of Squatted Space. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 40(2), pp. 410-424

De Moor, J. (2016). External Efficacy and Political Participation Revisited: The Role of Perceived Output Structures for State- and Non-State-Oriented Action Forms. Parliamentary Affairs 69(3) , pp. 642-662