Building Norms from the Grassroots Up: Divestment, Expressive Politics, and Climate Change

@article{Gunningham2017BuildingNF,
  title={Building Norms from the Grassroots Up: Divestment, Expressive Politics, and Climate Change},
  author={Neil Gunningham},
  journal={Law \& Politics eJournal},
  year={2017}
}
  • N. Gunningham
  • Published 1 October 2017
  • Political Science
  • Law & Politics eJournal
The fossil fuel divestment movement is at the forefront of civil society initiatives to raise public consciousness about the need for a “fossil-free” future. Through the lens of the social movement literature, this article shows how the movement has harnessed grassroots activists, engaged in innovative and sometimes disruptive forms of protest, and used cognitive framing and symbolic politics to gain media interest and persuade the public of the importance and legitimacy of its claims as well… 
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