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Framing "The climate Issue": Patterns of participation and prognostic frames among climate summit protesters

Wahlström, Mattias, Wennerhag, Magnus, Rootes, Christopher (2013) Framing "The climate Issue": Patterns of participation and prognostic frames among climate summit protesters. Global Environmental Politics, 13 (4). pp. 101-122. ISSN 1526-3800. (doi:10.1162/GLEP_a_00200) (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

Did the protests surrounding recent climate summits mark the emergence of a climate justice movement? We analyze responses to surveys of three large demonstrations in Copenhagen, Brussels, and London, organized in connection with the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference (COP-15) to determine who demonstrated, and how and why the collective action frames employed by demonstrators varied. The demonstrations were products of the mobilization of broad coalitions of groups, and we and significant variation in demonstrators' prognostic framings-the ways in which they formulated solutions to climate problems. Most notably, there was a tension between system-critical framings and those oriented around individual action. A large proportion of demonstrators expressed affinity with the global justice movement (GJM), but we and little evidence of an emerging "climate justice" frame among rank-and-ale protesters. Individual variations in framing reject differences between the mobilization contexts of the three demonstrations, the perspectives and values of individual participants, and the extent of their identification with the GJM. © 2013 Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1162/GLEP_a_00200
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2013 11:33 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37497 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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