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Environmental Social Movement and Environmental Policy in Chile - An analysis of the identity of the environmental social movement and its role in constructing environmental policy in Chile

Mattila, Kaisa (2005)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to analyse the identity of the Chilean environmental movement in relation to the Chilean nation-state. The theme is discussed through theories of social constructivism, identity and social movements. Of central focus is to discuss the role of the environmental movement in constructing environmental policy and in relation to national identity. The thesis draws on empirical material based on interviews and other data collected in Chile during 1.6-31-8.2004.

The identity of the Chilean social movement is constructed both in relation and against the national identity of Chile. While the movement is eager to emphasize its criticality and independence from the state, the movement's main causes are related to those... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to analyse the identity of the Chilean environmental movement in relation to the Chilean nation-state. The theme is discussed through theories of social constructivism, identity and social movements. Of central focus is to discuss the role of the environmental movement in constructing environmental policy and in relation to national identity. The thesis draws on empirical material based on interviews and other data collected in Chile during 1.6-31-8.2004.

The identity of the Chilean social movement is constructed both in relation and against the national identity of Chile. While the movement is eager to emphasize its criticality and independence from the state, the movement's main causes are related to those on the policy-agenda of the Chile. Of particular relevance for the movement is to get the voices of the civil society and the movement itself better heard. The following are among the most important goals of the movement: improving the institutions, open dialogue, and educating the civil society to take more responsibility for itself. (Less)
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author
Mattila, Kaisa
supervisor
organization
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type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
identity, social movement, Chile, environment, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
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1333650
date added to LUP
2005-11-04 00:00:00
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2006-10-03 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to analyse the identity of the Chilean environmental movement in relation to the Chilean nation-state. The theme is discussed through theories of social constructivism, identity and social movements. Of central focus is to discuss the role of the environmental movement in constructing environmental policy and in relation to national identity. The thesis draws on empirical material based on interviews and other data collected in Chile during 1.6-31-8.2004.

The identity of the Chilean social movement is constructed both in relation and against the national identity of Chile. While the movement is eager to emphasize its criticality and independence from the state, the movement's main causes are related to those on the policy-agenda of the Chile. Of particular relevance for the movement is to get the voices of the civil society and the movement itself better heard. The following are among the most important goals of the movement: improving the institutions, open dialogue, and educating the civil society to take more responsibility for itself.},
  author       = {Mattila, Kaisa},
  keyword      = {identity,social movement,Chile,environment,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Environmental Social Movement and Environmental Policy in Chile - An analysis of the identity of the environmental social movement and its role in constructing environmental policy in Chile},
  year         = {2005},
}