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Acting locally : local environmental mobilizations and campaigns

Author: Chris Rootes
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Until now, local environmental campaigns have been relatively neglected in the scientific literature. Drawing on European examples, this book fills the gap by examining the networks amongst actors and organisationswhich connect localcampaigns to the larger environmental movement and political systems.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Rootes
ISBN: 9780415457644 0415457645
OCLC Number: 191752913
Description: 169 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Acting Locally: The Character, Contexts and Significance of Local Environmental Mobilisations / Christopher Rootes --
2. The National and the Local: Relationships among Environmental Movement Organisations in London / Clare Saunders --
3. Still the Time of Environmental Movements? A Local Perspective / Mario Diani and Elisa Rambaldo --
4. Local Environmental Protest in Greece, 1974-94: Exploring the Political Dimension / Maria Kousis --
5. Environmental Direct Action in Manchester, Oxford and North Wales: A Protest Event Analysis / Brian Doherty, Alexandra Plows and Derek Wall --
6. From Larzac to the Altermondialist Mobilisation: Space in Environmental Movements / Gael Franquemagne --
7. Resisting the Costs of 'Development': Local Environmental Activism in Ireland / Mark Garavan --
8. Local Contention, Global Framing: The Protest Campaigns against the TAV in Val di Susa and the Bridge on the Messina Straits / Donatella Della Porta and Gianni Piazza.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Rootes.

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Examines the networks among actors and organisations that connect local mobilizations to the larger environmental movement and political systems, the ways in which local disputes are framed in order  Read more...

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'This is a very interesting volume that will be useful to researchers and students of social movements, particularly environmental mobilizations and campaigns.' - Social Movement Studies, Vol. 9, No. Read more...

 
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