What are the similarities and differences between the recent British and German direct action climate movements? A comparison between Reclaim the Power and Ende Gelände

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Abstract

Both Reclaim the Power in the UK and Ende Gelände in Germany are climate justice focused grassroots social movement organisations that use direct action against the fossil fuel industry. Despite their similarities I have used a radical ethnographic approach with participant observation and interviews of experienced activists to discern and explain a number of key differences between the two movements. Rejecting a ‘political opportunity structures’ approach I use ‘path constitution,’ ‘institutionalisation’ and ‘social reproduction’ to look at the internal cultures of the two movements and argue that their differences have manifested as a result of their differing environmental movement legacies.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMaster of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Keele
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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