Local environmental politics in England: Environmental activism in South East London and East Kent compared

Rootes, C. and Saunders, C.E. and Adams, D. (2001) Local environmental politics in England: Environmental activism in South East London and East Kent compared. In: ECPR Joint Sessions , 6th April 2001 - 11th July 2001, Grenoble . (Full text available)

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Abstract

In order to gain an understanding of the varied character of local environmental activism in England, this paper compares the character of local environmentalism in inner south east London with that in two adjacent less-urbanised / semi-rural districts in Kent (Canterbury and Ashford). These areas have been chosen so that we may examine the ways in which the nature of local environmental activism varies according to the degree and character of urbanisation of its context. In this very preliminary presentation of the results of our research, we present descriptive accounts of each area and of the character of environmentalism therein before focusing on the local campaigns against the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. We conclude by venturing some generalisations about the reasons for the different character of environmental activism in each location.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: environmental protest, environmental politics
Subjects: H Social Sciences
J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Gabriel Swain
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2009 09:27
Last Modified: 20 May 2013 08:13
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15390 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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