Climate action upsurge : the ethnography of climate movement politics
QC903 .R67 2014
- Unknown QC903 .R67 2014
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-167) and index.
- Introduction 1. Climate crisis: Ethnography of a moment of possibility 2. Climate Pragmatism 3. Climate Movement: 2007-2010 4. Climate Motivations 5. Hopes 6. Strategies - Direct Action 7. Alternatives and Policies.
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- Publisher's Summary
- In the late 2000s climate action became a defining feature of the international political agenda. Evidence of global warming and accelerating greenhouse gas emissions created a new sense of urgency and, despite consensus on the need for action, the growing failure of international climate policy engendered new political space for social movements. By 2007 a 'climate justice' movement was surfacing and developing a strong critique of existing official climate policies and engaging in new forms of direct action to assert the need for reduced extraction and burning of fossil fuels. Climate Action Upsurge offers an insight into this important period in climate movement politics, drawing on the perspectives of activists who were directly engaged in the mobilisation process. Through the interpretation of these perspectives the book illustrates important lessons for the climate movement today. In developing its examination of the climate action upsurge, the book focuses on individual activists involved in direct action 'Climate Camps' in Australia, while drawing comparisons and highlighting links with climate campaigns in other locales. The book should be of interest to scholars and researchers in climate change, environmental sociology, politics, policy and activism.
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- Climate change mitigation > Planning.
- Climate change mitigation > Government policy.
- Greenhouse gas mitigation > Planning.
- Greenhouse gas mitigation > Government policy.
- Environmentalism > Political aspects.
- Green movement.
- Communication in the environmental sciences.
- Communication in social action.
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- Stuart Rosewarne, James Goodman and Rebecca Pearse.
- Routledge advances in climate change research
- 9780415816168 (hardback)
- 0415816165 (hardback)
- 9780203594520 (e-book)