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Leadership in the Tasmanian environmental movement


Tranter, BK, Leadership in the Tasmanian environmental movement, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology, 31, (3) pp. 83-93. ISSN 0004-8690 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1177/144078339503100307


This is an analysis of leadership in the Tasmanian environmental (Green) movement. It is argued that the movement is polycephalous with a complex leadership/influence structure and that movement leaders are able to overcome what Tarrow (1994: 149) terms 'the tyranny of decentralisation' through participation in semi-formal and informal interaction networks. It highlights the crucial importance of leadership in integrating and co-ordinating the activities of the Tasmanian green movement. Networks also form the basis of movement leaders' influence and the framework for leadership recruitment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Tranter, BK (Professor Bruce Tranter)
ID Code:6092
Year Published:1995
Deposited By:Sociology
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-25

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