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Title: The changing face of environmental groups in post-devolution Scotland : 1992-2006
Author: Hughes, Mairi
ISNI:       0000 0004 2674 6804
Awarding Body: The University of Strathclyde
Current Institution: University of Strathclyde
Date of Award: 2008
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This study examines the changing face of environmental groups in Scotland between 1992 and 2006. It capitalises on the unique opportunity presented by the availability of 1992 data on various aspects of the groups in operation within the Scottish environment movement. Collection of the equivalent data in 2006, using a postal questionnaire, presented the chance to examine these issues during a time period in which important structural changes had occurred. A range of hypotheses were generated from two key theoretical approaches, namely resource mobilisation and political opportunity structures and also from the interaction between these two approaches. Results showed that groups have undertaken the process of professionalisation over this time period, with the aim of maximising their potential to mobilise resources. Moreover, they have also responded to the changing political opportunity structures, particularly in relation to Scottish devolution. The combination of these two processes has resulted in growing institutionalisation in relation to the aims and strategies of groups within the Scottish environment movement.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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