Local Environmental Mobilizations and Campaigns
Edited by Christopher Rootes
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Acting Locally by Christopher Rootes
Book DescriptionLocal campaigns are the most persistent and ubiquitous forms of environmental contention. National and transnational mobilisations come and go and the attention they receive from mass media ebbs and flows, but local campaigns persist. The persistence or re-emergence of local campaigns is also a reminder that it remain possible to mobilise people around environmental issues, and they have often served as sources of innovation in and re-invigoration of national organisations that have allegedly been co-opted by the powerful and incorporated into the established political and administrative system. But local environmental campaigns have been relatively neglected in the scientific literature. Drawing on examples from Britain, France, Greece, Ireland and Italy, this book seeks to redress that neglect by examining 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 to connect with national and global issues, and the persistent impacts of the peculiarities of place upon environmental campaigns. This book was previously published as a special issue of Environmental Politics
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415457644
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christopher Rootes
Environmental Movements and Waste Infrastructure, Paperback (November 2012)
As rates of consumption grow, the problem of waste management has increased significantly. This book sheds new light on the structures of political opportunity that confront environmental movements that challenge the state or corporate sector.
Environmental Protest in Western Europe, Paperback (April 2007)» View all books by Christopher Rootes
This is the first systematically comparative study of environmental protest in a representative cross-section of EU member states. It breaks entirely new ground in the study of environmental politics in Europe and is a major contribution to the study of protest events.
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Author Biography - Christopher Rootes
University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
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