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Anti-nuclear movements: Failed projects or heralds of a direct action milieu?

Welsh, Ian 2001. Anti-nuclear movements: Failed projects or heralds of a direct action milieu? [Working Paper]. School of Social Sciences Working Papers Series, vol. 11. Cardiff: Cardiff University.

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This paper reviews existing work on the ‘failed’ UK ‘anti-nuclear’ movement in the context of subsequent theoretical work on reflexive modernisation that accords social movements a central place in social change. Through a presentation of qualitative work the apper traces the network outcomes of the direct action wing of the UK anti-nuclear movement arguing that the anti-nuclear mobilisation represented the start of a direct action milie. The cumulative network consequences of this, and subsequent direct action campaign, is seen as a process of movement capacity building. Capacity building is approached as a process applying to both movement communities and local communities confronted by a mage of modernisation issues. It is argued that the term civil sociations be applied to this transformative domain of social and cultural significance leaving new social movement to apply to analyses tracing the policy impact of specific movements declaratory posture.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Cardiff University
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2020 01:53

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