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Title: Growth in the UK climate direct action movement : experience, politics and practice
Author: Woodsworth, Alexandra
ISNI:       0000 0004 2735 0983
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 2009
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Recent years have witnessed the emergence of a new radical social movement focused on climate change. This thesis explores the experience and negotiation of growth within the climate direct action (CDA) movement, and provides an ethnography of its politics, values and strategies. The thesis is situated at the intersection of meso level studies of movement and organisational growth, and micro level studies of individual participation. It argues that the field of social movement studies has neglected the ways in which participation is actively shaped by the understandings and practices of movement activists; and that dominant structural approaches to participation and growth offer only a partial account of these dynamics. Accordingly, this thesis provides an experiential account of participation, retention and growth, which are considered together rather than separately, within the context of the heightened organisational and political ambiguities of a radical social movement.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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