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dc.contributor.authorMcCauley, Darren
dc.identifier.citationMcCauley , D 2015 , ' Protest, politics and produce : a resource account of anti-genetically modified organism activism ' , Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability , vol. 20 , no. 1 , pp. 34-49 .
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dc.description.abstractActivism research is over-reliant on social psychological frameworks emphasising framing or ideological-based explanations. The current underdevelopment of resource-based accounts requires urgent attention from social movement scholars. Stressing the rationality of social movement actors, resource mobilisation theory is used to assess and understand the empirical validity of resource-driven social mobilisation. Anti-genetically modified organism (GMO) activism in France is selected as a uniquely ripe context for exploring resource mobilisation. A resource-based examination reveals why, when and how key anti-GMO movement actors differentiated their strategies on the basis of protest, politics and produce. A new framework is proposed to encompass key variables around material, human and network-based resources. It is argued that resource mobilisation research designs need to move beyond financially driven causal arguments.
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dc.subjectResource mobilisationen
dc.subjectSocial movementsen
dc.subjectEnvironmental movementsen
dc.subjectAction repertoiresen
dc.subjectGenetically modified organismsen
dc.subjectGE Environmental Sciencesen
dc.titleProtest, politics and produce : a resource account of anti-genetically modified organism activismen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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