Essays about: "activist"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 114 essays containing the word activist.

  1. 1. DEMOCRACY, A TRAGIC CARNIVALESQUE HERO : The Narratives of a Transnational Social Movement Against the Coup in Brazil

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Socialantropologiska institutionen

    Author : Bartira Silva Fortes; [2020]
    Keywords : Brazil; democracy; coup; social movement; transnational; diaspora;

    Abstract : The concern that democracy in the largest country in Latin America could drive toward fascism has surfaced as a point of departure for the creation of forms of resistance among Brazilians in the diaspora. This thesis addresses this development by bringing to light the narratives of FIBRA, a transnational social movement created in 2016 to denounce the coup in Brazil. READ MORE

  2. 2. Has the use of apocalyptic narrative explanations by climate activists broadened the window of political opportunities for the swedish Green Party?

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Hanna Dudenhöfer; [2020]
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    Abstract : Using thematic analysis, this study aims to find out if this broadened use of apocalyptic narrative explanations by the current climate change movement has spread to the swedish Green Party, which was chosen because the Green Party is the political party with the closest connection to the modern climate change movement, in terms of ideas and believes but alsoopen support for the movement. Furthermore, this thesis discusses whether or not a change inthe window of political opportunities regarding policy suggestions (Overton window) could be detected in relation to this use of apocalyptic narrative explanations. READ MORE

  3. 3. Who are the Hilltop Youth? : Perception of self vs. Perception of researchers

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för samhällsstudier (SS)

    Author : Felicia Lindqvist; [2020]
    Keywords : Hilltop Youth; HY; Israel; price tag; activists; self-categorization; protracted social conflict;

    Abstract : This qualitative study focuses on perceptions of actors within protracted social conflicts and the value of using self-categorization as a tool to increase understanding of conflict actors as a step towards to finding alternative solutions. It compares self-perceptions of the Hilltop Youth, a radical settler group in the West Bank region in the Middle East, to categorizations used in all of the established literature on the group. READ MORE

  4. 4. Activist resistance against mega-projects in Yucatan : a Buen Vivir and Degrowth approach

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; Lunds universitet/Humanekologi

    Author : Francisco Javier Montaño Cruz; [2020]
    Keywords : Yucatán; Mega-projects; Development; Buen Vivir; Degrowth; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis looks at the activist resistance in Yucatán from the perspective of theories of Buen Vivir and Degrowth. Based on a critique of mega-projects, economic growth and development, as well as a theoretical explanation of resistance in the Global South and its links to Buen Vivir and Degrowth, this research explores how mega-projects in Yucatán have existed since the age of henequen, during the middle of the 19th century. READ MORE

  5. 5. “This is not a drill” - but is this a climate emergency? : On co-opted activist discourses, municipalism and institutionalized double realities in the city of Barcelona

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; Lunds universitet/Humanekologi

    Author : Clàudia Custodio; [2020]
    Keywords : municipalism; right to the city; climate emergency; social inertia; double reality; techno-fetishism; climate justice; post-political; repoliticization; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The worsening climatic condition, together with a renewed wave of climate movements have spurred declarations of climate emergency by governmental institutions worldwide. In the city of Barcelona, unique for its social movement history and activist city council, such a declaration was issued on January 15th, 2020. READ MORE