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States, Movements, and Democracy

John S. Dryzek, David Downes, Christian Hunold, David Schlosberg and Hans‐Kristian Hernes

in Green States and Social Movements

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780199249022
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599095 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199249024.003.0001
 States, Movements, and Democracy

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The analysis of the book is grounded in the comparative history of states and social movements. A focus on the environmental movement is explained and justified. States are classified into four different types in terms of the kind of interest representation they feature, with major consequences that are elaborated in the chapters that follow. Social movements take form in a context largely shaped by the state, so the story begins with a history of the state and its basic priorities. Core concepts such as the state, social movements, and civil society are explained, and the strategy of inquiry is outlined.

Keywords: civil society; comparative history; environmental movement; interest representation; social movements; state

Chapter.  8487 words. 

Subjects: Environment

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