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Title: Multilayered framing process in environmental movements: the anti-GM mobilization in Turkey
Author: Baykan, Baris Gencer
Awarding Body: University of Kent
Current Institution: University of Kent
Date of Award: 2012
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In Turkey, national and local environmental organizations and organizations of organic farmers and consumers came together in order to create the "No to GMOs Platform" in March 2004 and signed a declaration entitled "Life cannot be patented" which publicly states that GMOs are a threat to ecological life on earth. Besides organizing a wide range of actions "No to GMOs Platform" - which had reached 90 organizations in a short span of time from all over the country-, welcomed the Monster Tomato Tour in October 2004. The one-month tour vi sited 15 cities in West, South, East, North and Central Turkey to raise awareness about the risks of genetically modified (GM) food and crops. The research aims to identify how and why core fram ing tasks; diagnostic, prognostic and motivational framing relate to local, national and global within the anti-GM mobi lization in Turkey around the Monster Tomato Tour organized in cooperation with the Friends of the Earth's Bite-Back campaign. The findings are interpreted with a multilayered framing perspective through which anti-GM activists define the issue problematic, redress solutions and point out rationales for citizens to join the mobilization.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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