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323-Environmental NGOs & Transnational Networks

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Transcript of 323-Environmental NGOs & Transnational Networks

Environmental NGOs
& Transnational Networks

Shannon Gibson, PhD
University of Southern California
Organizational Variations
Non-governmental organizations
Grassroots organizations
Transnational networks
Social Movements
Introduction to Non-State Actors
History of Environmentalism
Increased environmental concern
Environmentalists merging w/ student protests of the 1960s & 70s
Broader claims/frames
US Earth Day, April 22nd 1970
"anti-systemic" environmentalism emerges in the 1970s/80s
Opposed state-militarism & growth-oriented development
Tactics - lifestyle vs. protest
Changing Political Contexts
Weakness or lack of will among states
Increase in international environmental regimes
Cleavages created by globalization
Rise in internet and communication technology
Normative shifts
Explaining the Emergence
of Transnational Environmental Activism
Tactics
Who do activists attempt to influence?
How do they do this?
Tactics & Discourses (Axelrod)
Discourses:
“A discourse
is a shared way of apprehending the world
. Embedded in language, it enables those who subscribe to it to interpret bits of information and put them together into coherent stories or accounts. Each discourse rests on
assumptions, judgments, and contentions
that
provide the basic terms
for analysis, debates, agreements, and disagreements.”
How I see the Environmental "Movement"
My Academic Research

A Tale of 3 Networks
Climate Action Network
Est. 1990
Oldest, largest
Big name NGOs
Media friendly
Science-based analysis
"Insider" organization
Radicalized Climate Activism
Climate Justice Action (CJA)
partner with CJN
action arm
individuals
Climate Justice Now! (CJN)
discontent with CAN
cross-over NGOs
"insider-outsider" network
system critical discourse
Reclaim Power
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/12/16/police_tear_gas_beat_back_protesters
Assessing Effectiveness
Challenges
No central authority
No global voters
Democratic deficit
Where does legitimacy come from?
Successes
Information brokers
Whistle-blower
Opposition to the state
Promotion of democracy
Provide new governance models / fill gaps
Build international coalitions
Strategy/Action Variations:
architects
entrepreneurs
advocates
witnesses
conscience-keepers
whistle-blowers
agitators
How do NSAs vary?
organizational structure
level of organization
rhetoric
prognostic framing
diagnostic framing
tactics
targets
hierarchical
horizontal
Early Environmentalism
1700s
1940s
Conservation vs. Preservation
protect for future use
"wise use"
sustainable use
instrumental value
anthropocentric
protect for nature's sake
reverence for "the wild"
maintain pristine ecosystems
intrinsic value
ecocentric
Post- War Environmentalism
1950s
1970s
1980s
Radical Environmentalism
1990s on
"Reform"
"Radical"
Radical Discourse & Tactics in Copenhagen
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