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Environmental Networks And Social Movement Theory

Author : Clare Saunders
ISBN : 9781849660525
Genre : Political Science
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Are environmentalists in Britain part of a transnational movement or are they tactically and ideologically distinct? How can we understand the environmental movement within the context of social movement theory? Based on detailed empirical research, this is a penetrating analysis of the state of the environmental movement.

Environmental Politics In Japan

Author : Jeffrey Broadbent
ISBN : 0521665744
Genre : Political Science
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Explores the social, cultural, and political explanations for Japan's environmental problems through a local and national study.

Green Networks

Author : Mario Diani
ISBN : UOM:39015034245749
Genre : Social Science
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Green Networks describes how, through networking, allegiances and pragmatic alliances, individual environmental groups in Italy worked together to form a collective movement strong enough to influence a political system traditionally dominated by polarised left/right-wing politics. It was one of the most striking innovations in the country's political system during the 1980s, and, despite harsh economic and institutional crises, it still remains a major social and political force today. Giving a fresh perspective on the meteoric rise of the Italian environmental movement, this enlightening study shows that it is possible for pressure groups to break into mainstream politics. It also provides one of the most systematic applications of social network analysis to the study of social movements ever undertaken, and as such, its evidence and interpretations are also of direct relevance to all those interested in the study of new social movements and collective actions at large.

Social Movements And Networks

Author : Mario Diani
ISBN : 9780199251773
Genre : Political Science
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This title examines the extent to which a network approach should inform research on collective action. By exploring how networks affect individual contributions to collective action in both democratic and non-democratic organizations.

Social Networks And Natural Resource Management

Author : Örjan Bodin
ISBN : 9781139496575
Genre : Law
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Social Network Analysis (SNA), a quantitative approach to the study of social relations, has recently emerged as a key tool for understanding the governance of natural resources. Bringing together contributions from a range of researchers in the field, this is the first book to fully explore the potential applications of SNA in the context of natural resource management. Topics covered include the role of SNA in stakeholder selection; improving fisheries management and conservation; the effect of social network ties on public satisfaction and agrarian communication networks. Numerous case studies link SNA concepts to the theories underlying natural resource governance, such as social learning, adaptive co-management and social movements theory. Reflecting on the challenges and opportunities associated with this evolving field, this is an ideal resource for students and researchers involved in many areas of natural resource management, environmental biology, sustainability science and sociology.

Resisting Global Toxics

Author : David Naguib Pellow
ISBN : 9780262264235
Genre : Science
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Every year, nations and corporations in the "global North" produce millions of tons of toxic waste. Too often this hazardous material -- inked to high rates of illness and death and widespread ecosystem damage -- is exported to poor communities of color around the world. In Resisting Global Toxics, David Naguib Pellow examines this practice and charts the emergence of transnational environmental justice movements to challenge and reverse it. Pellow argues that waste dumping across national boundaries from rich to poor communities is a form of transnational environmental inequality that reflects North/South divisions in a globalized world, and that it must be theorized in the context of race, class, nation, and environment. Building on environmental justice studies, environmental sociology, social movement theory, and race theory, and drawing on his own research, interviews, and participant observations, Pellow investigates the phenomenon of global environmental inequality and considers the work of activists, organizations, and networks resisting it. He traces the transnational waste trade from its beginnings in the 1980s to the present day, examining global garbage dumping, the toxic pesticides that are the legacy of the Green Revolution in agriculture, and today's scourge of dumping and remanufacturing high tech and electronics products. The rise of the transnational environmental movements described in Resisting Global Toxics charts a pragmatic path toward environmental justice, human rights, and sustainability.

The Power Of Narrative In Environmental Networks

Author : Raul Lejano
ISBN : 9780262019378
Genre : Business & Economics
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Theory and case studies demonstrate the analytic potential of mutually constitutive "narrative networks" in environmental governance.

Social Movement Dynamics

Author : Federico M. Rossi
ISBN : 9781317053712
Genre : Social Science
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This book presents an overview of new approaches to the study of social movements emerging out of Latin America, based on original and innovative analyses of the recent changes in collective action across the region. Over the past decade, new repertoires of contention have emerged in parallel to changes in the configuration of actors, in previously established patterns of relationship between social movements and political institutions, and in the shapes of collaborative networks, both domestic and transnational. The authors analyze a broad set of countries and social movements, while focusing on three key theoretical debates: the interactions between routine and contentious politics, the relationship between protest and context, and the organizational configurations of social movements. The research agenda put forward by this book is neither defined nor restricted by geographical boundaries, even though the chapters are based on field research undertaken in Latin America. In doing so, this volume contributes to a still underdeveloped dialogue in theory-building in social movement studies, among scholars from the South and from the North, as well as among scholars specialized in different regions.

The Oxford Handbook Of Social Movements

Author : Donatella Della Porta
ISBN : 9780199678402
Genre : Political Science
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The Handbook presents a most updated and comprehensive exploration of social movement research. It not only maps, but also expands the field of social movement studies, taking stock of recent developments in cognate areas of studies, within and beyond sociology and political science. While structured around traditional social movement concepts, each section combines the mapping of the state of the art with attempts to broaden our knowledge of social movements beyond classic theoretical agendas, and to identify the contribution that social movement studies can give to other fields of knowledge.

Environmental Non Governmental Networks

Author : Elizabeth Umlas
ISBN : UCSD:31822023560139
Genre : Political Science
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