The ‘end of the world’ vs. the ‘end of the month’: understanding social resistance to sustainability transition agendas, a lesson from the Yellow Vests in France

@article{Martin2020TheO,
  title={The ‘end of the world’ vs. the ‘end of the month’: understanding social resistance to sustainability transition agendas, a lesson from the Yellow Vests in France},
  author={Mathilde Martin and Mine Islar},
  journal={Sustainability Science},
  year={2020},
  volume={16},
  pages={601 - 614}
}
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