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Title: The policy impact of climate change activism in the UK
Author: Nulman, Eugene
ISNI:       0000 0004 5366 4118
Awarding Body: University of Kent
Current Institution: University of Kent
Date of Award: 2014
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Abstract: Despite a growing body of literature on social movement outcomes, the field is underdeveloped and under theorised. The present analysis innovatively investigates the national policy outcomes of climate change activism in the UK in order to expand on recent advances in the literature. It takes on the challenge set by social movement scholars to increase the theoretical and empirical strength of outcomes research. It does so by incorporating a wide range of movement-related and contextual data using a mixed-method approach and a dual-sequential design, which allows for inductive and deductive exploration within a single study. The thesis analyses three campaigns across the span of 13 years, al lowing for comparison across cases and over time and for a deep investigation into individual cases. In addition, it explores the degree of success achieved throughout the policymaking process in each campaign, as well as drawing comparisons across cases with a diversity of resources, strategies, and tactics. The thesis attempts to explore the substance, context, and mechanisms entailed in the question: How do social movements matter?
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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