Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Environmental Protest in Western Europe$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Christopher Rootes

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199252060

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199252068.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 16 July 2019

Britai n

Britai n

Chapter:
(p.20) 2 Britain
Source:
Environmental Protest in Western Europe
Author(s):

Christopher Rootes (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199252068.003.0002

The evolution of environmental protest in Britain is considered against the background of the development of the environmental movement and the emergence of the environment as a political issue. 1323 protest events reported in The Guardian during the years 1988–97 are analysed to explore the varying incidence, issues, forms and organizational affiliations of protest. In a decade in which environmentalism was widely supposed to have been institutionalized and domesticated, the evidence reveals an extraordinary surge of increasingly confrontational but generally non‐violent protest, especially against roads and for animal rights. In terms of issues, forms, networks, and organizations, animal welfare appears quite distinct from and scarcely linked to the broader environmental movement. The varying incidence and changing character of protest is explained chiefly in terms of changing political opportunities, but also as a legacy of a cycle of protest that began with the campaign against the poll tax.

Keywords:   animal rights, Britain, confrontation, environmental movement, environmentalism, institutionalization, political opportunities, poll tax, protest, violence

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .