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Exemplars and Influences: Transnational Flows in the Environmental Movement

Rootes, Christopher (2015) Exemplars and Influences: Transnational Flows in the Environmental Movement. Australian Journal of Politics & History, 61 (3). pp. 414-431. ISSN 0004-9522. E-ISSN 1467-8497. (doi:10.1111/ajph.12111)

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Transnational flows of ideas are examined through consideration of Green parties, Friends of the Earth, and Earth First!, which represent, respectively, the highly institutionalised, the semi-institutionalised and the resolutely non-institutionalised dimensions of environmental activism. The focus is upon English-speaking countries: US, UK and Australia. Particular attention is paid to Australian cases, both as transmitters and recipients of examples. The influence of Australian examples on Europeans has been overstated in the case of Green parties, was negligible in the case of Friends of the Earth, but surprisingly considerable in the case of Earth First!. Non-violent direct action in Australian rainforests influenced Earth First! in both the US and UK. In each case, the flow of influence was mediated by individuals, and outcomes were shaped by the contexts of the recipients.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/ajph.12111
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Christopher Rootes
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2017 07:56 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:16 UTC
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