Understanding the malefactor: a case study of militant environmental protest in modern Britain

Prior, Adrian (2014) Understanding the malefactor: a case study of militant environmental protest in modern Britain. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The ethnography of environmental protest in Britain has been well documented up until the end of the last century; the significant anti-road protests of the 1980s and 1990s, and the sometimes violent campaign of certain animal welfare protest groups has attracted the interest of both the media and academics. However, protest groups and their supporters who campaign today are less well understood. Some of these groups encourage and practice confrontational, direct action, tactics which challenge commercial operations, government policy and the security professionals. This research critically examines the character of militant environmental protest in Britain, in order to better understand this malefactor type and to gauge the threat posed to elements of the corporate sector and the British Government’s national infrastructure plans.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2015 10:38
    Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 10:38
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/16706

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