Environmental Networks and Social Movement Theory by Clare Saunders

By Clare Saunders

Clare Saunders' ebook is a vital contribution to the literature on social pursuits and environmentalism. utilizing the concept that of 'environmental networks', it explores the level to which social circulate concept is helping us know how a huge variety of environmental organisations engage. It considers the practicalities of social circulation theories and it is going directly to relate them to the practices of environmental networks. Theoretically and empirically wealthy, the ebook attracts on broad survey fabric with a hundred and forty four united kingdom environmental businesses, as diversified as not-in-my-backyard (NIMBY) teams, reformists, conservationists and radicals; interviews with greater than forty key campaigners and huge participant-observation, relatively in London.

Focussing relatively at the the most important query of networking dynamics, the ebook finds that there are wide ranging community hyperlinks around the hobbies' spatial and ideological dimensions. mixed with inevitable ideological clashes and a level of sectarian competition, those hyperlinks is helping produce shiny environmental networks that jointly paintings to guard and/or safeguard the surroundings. This e-book is a useful source for an individual serious about environmental matters, politics and movements.

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