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Author Saunders, Clare, 1975-

Title Environmental networks and social movement theory / Clare Saunders
Published London ; New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (273 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; HalfTitle; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; Aims; Why research networking among environmental organizations?; Theoretical approach; Methodological approach; The contents; 2 Environmental Movements or Networks?; Defining movements; Environmental networks; Who is part of the environmental movement?; Environmental networks and environmental movements; Concluding remarks; 3 Key Organizations and Campaigns in London's Environmental Networks; National environmental organizations; Regional environmental organizations
Collective identity and solidarity in three environmental organizationsConcluding remarks; 8 Towards a Synthetic Analytical Framework for Understanding Interaction in Environmental Networks; Limitations of social movement theories; Why integrate social movement theories?; The Dynamics of Contention; A synthetic approach to campaigns against climate change and aviation expansion; Concluding remarks; Conclusion; Appendix 1List of interviewees; Appendix 2 Survey; Appendix 3 List of survey respondents; Appendix 4 Key to Figures 6.2 and 6.3; Notes; References; Index
Local environmental organizationsKey environmental campaigns in London; Concluding remarks; 4 The Role of Resources in Relationships; Resource mobilization theory and rationality; Organizational-level resource mobilization theory; Evaluating resource mobilization theory; Competition, resource mobilization and implications for environmental networks; Resource mobilization and networks in practice: The London data; Concluding remarks; 5 Political Structures, Political Contingencies and Environmental Networks; The 'strong' approach; The 'weak' approach
The case for looking at organizational strategy and statusPolitical opportunities and interaction in environmental networks: The London data; Concluding remarks; 6 Environmental Networks and New Social Movement Theory; What is new social movement theory?; What is new?; Evaluating new social movement theory; Implications for environmental networks; New social movement theory in practice: The London data; Concluding remarks; 7 Collective Identity and Solidarity: Unity or Factionalism?; What is identity?; The exclusive identity of radical environmentalism
Summary Clare Saunders' book is an important contribution to the literature on social movements and environmentalism. Using the concept of 'environmental networks', it explores the extent to which social movement theory helps us understand how a broad range of environmental organizations interact. It considers the practicalities of social movement theories and it goes on to relate them to the practices of environmental networks. Theoretically and empirically rich, the book draws on extensive survey material with 144 UK environmental organizations, as diverse as not-in-my-backyard (NIMBY) groups, refor
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Environmentalism -- Great Britain.
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