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Environmental activists and non-active environmentalists in Australia

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Tranter, BK (2010) Environmental activists and non-active environmentalists in Australia. Environmental Politics, 19 (3). pp. 413-429. ISSN 0964-4016

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Abstract

The environmental movement is no longer a ‘new’ movement and what passed as ‘new’ and unconventional forms of action have waned, increasingly displaced by cyber campaigns and conventional lobbying of governments by environmental movement organisations. Examination of the social and political backgrounds of Australian environmental group members shows that members of protest-oriented environmental groups tend to be leftwing and younger than average. However, those who play active roles in environmental groups are not young and are far less likely to join protest groups. While young Australians are more environmentally aware than ever before, they may associate participation in environmental groups beyond monetary donations and virtual activism with the behaviour of their protest-oriented parents and grandparents.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Environmental movement, Environmental activism, postmaterialism, conservation, Australia
Journal or Publication Title: Environmental Politics
Page Range: pp. 413-429
ISSN: 0964-4016
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1080/09644011003690898
Additional Information: The definitive published version is available online at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
Date Deposited: 16 May 2011 05:44
Last Modified: 16 May 2011 05:44
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/10795
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