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Ideas and Actions in the Green Movement - Brian Doherty

Ideas and Actions in the Green Movement

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This ground-breaking book explores the origins, development and contemporary significance of the green movement's ideology. It also indicates how different groups have modified them to respond to contemporary political realities.

Cover -- Routledge Research in Environmental Politics -- Ideas and Actions in the Green Movement -- Contents -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Outline of the book -- 1 The green movement as a social movement -- The green movement as a social movement -- Collective identity -- Action outside political institutions -- Networks of interaction -- Social movements challenge power -- An ideal type -- Debates within social movement theory 6 -- Conclusion: the scope of the green agenda -- 2 The emergence and growth of the green movement -- How new are the greens? -- The new ecological crisis: an anti-authoritarian response -- The influence of the New Left 8 -- The growth of a green movement -- Explaining the development of the green movement -- A comparative model -- Collective learning -- Who are the greens? -- Welfare professions -- Political generations, structural change and collective learning -- 3 Green ideology -- Three core themes in green parties' ideology -- Green party programmes -- Green programmes on the ecological crisis -- Green programmes on the politics of inequality -- Green programmes on grassroots democracy and the limits of statist politics -- A shared ideology? -- Excluding those who break with the green framework -- Green leftism or ecocentrism? -- Green ideology as left-wing -- Ecological modernisation -- Linking ideology and action -- Conclusion -- 4 Green parties -- Green party formation -- Dilemmas of growth -- Greens in government -- The transformation of green parties -- 5 Mass environmental movement organisations -- What form does institutionalisation take? -- Membership growth -- Mass membership -- Internal institutionalisation -- External institutionalisation -- Is institutionalisation inevitable and irreversible? -- Does institutionalisation affect the activity of the wider environmental movement? -- Does institutionalisation entail de-radicalisation? -- Are the EMOS still radical? -- Conclusion -- 6 Ecological direct action groups -- Ecological direct action in the USA, Australia and Britain -- Repertoires and logics of action -- A transnational movement? -- The violence/non-violence debate -- Conclusion -- 7 Local environmental protest groups -- The nature of local environmental groups -- The experience of transformation -- The political impact of local environmental campaigns -- Are local environmental protests ultimately weak? -- Conclusion -- 8 Conclusion -- The future of the green movement -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Green Movement Sources -- Index

ISBN: 9780203994108
ISBN-10: 0203994108
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 30th August 2002