“The word academic is synonymous for irrelevant”, declared Saul Alinsky, the influential Chicago activist-educator. A notable exception to Alinsky’s rule is Mark Diesendorf, author of ‘Climate Action: A campaign manual for greenhouse solutions’. Diesendorf is Deputy Director of the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of New South Wales. Alinsky would admire Diesendorf’s academic…
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Cassandra Star (2012) argues that the rise and success of community action on climate change opens a space for critical reflection on current ENGO efforts to secure effective public policy outcomes on climate change.
Georgina Woods (2012) draws on personal experiences from her collective organising in Rising Tide Newcastle, at Climate Camp 2008 and in the aftermath of the Copenhagen climate talks. Her article points to the reconciliation between the individual and the
Nancy Entwhistle. A study of the reframing of the climate change campaign and the notion of distributive justice.
Nina Lansbury Hall & Ros Taplin (2006). This version was presented at the 9th annual Environmental Research Event, University of Tasmania, 29 Nov – 2 Dec, 2005.
James Whelan (2012) describes how parts of the environment and climate change movements are adopting the techniques and logic of community organising. This challenges them to learn new habits of political analysis and engagement, and unlearn old ones.
Nina Lansbury Hall & Ros Taplin (2006). A Review of Theoretical Perspectives on Environmental NGOs and their Campaign Effectiveness, Presented at the Ecopolitics XVI conference, Griffith University, July 4-6, 2005.