Climate Change and Global Justice: Patterns of participation in the Stop Climate Chaos and Make Poverty History marches

Rootes, Christopher, Saunders, Clare E. (2008) Climate Change and Global Justice: Patterns of participation in the Stop Climate Chaos and Make Poverty History marches. In: Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change / International Conference of the Social-Ecological Research Programme, 22nd-23rd February 2008, Berlin. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

There is abundant evidence of increasing public concern about climate change, but so far relatively little participation in demonstrations on the issue, certainly by comparison with the global justice and anti-war demonstrations of recent years. In order better to understand who does demonstrate against climate change, in November 2006 we surveyed 674 participants (and interviewed 256) in the I Count / Stop Climate Chaos march and rally in London. We then compared the results with those of a similar survey we administered to 563 participants in the July 2005 Make Poverty History march in Edinburgh (where we also interviewed 493). We discuss the similarities and differences between the patterns of participation, the overlap between participants in the global justice and climate change demonstrations, and the network links among the organisations and social movement sectors involved in each.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: climate change, global justice, public protest
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: G.T. Swain
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2009 14:30 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 13:52 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14944 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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