Facing South? British environmental movement organisations and the challenge of globalisation

Rootes, Christopher (2006) Facing South? British environmental movement organisations and the challenge of globalisation. Environmental Politics, 15 (5). pp. 768-786. ISSN 0964-4016 . (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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Environmental movement organisations in Britain have responded differently to globalisation. WWF, Friends of the Earth (FoE) and Greenpeace all have transnational origins, affiliations and aspirations, but whereas WWF and FoE have broadened their agenda to embrace the concerns of the global South with sustainable development and social justice, Greenpeace appears little changed. Explanations are sought in their forms of engagement with other, more powerful actors and with local supporters. Whereas Greenpeace has mainly worked alone on strictly environmental issues, WWF has engaged partners in government and corporations and joined campaign coalitions on global issues. FoE has eschewed corporate partnerships, but has played a leading role in campaign coalitions within and beyond the environmental movement, including the emergent global justice movement. Attentive to the concerns of its local groups and prominent in FoE International, FoE is uniquely exposed to grassroots pressures and influences from the South.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: environmentalism, environmental organisations
Subjects: H Social Sciences
J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: G.T. Swain
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2009 22:35
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 13:46
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15446 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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