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Environmental activists and non-active environmentalists in Australia


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

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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.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:environmental movement, environmental activism, Australia, postmaterialism, conservation
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Environmental sociology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Tranter, BK (Professor Bruce Tranter)
ID Code:57226
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2009-06-29
Last Modified:2014-12-03
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