Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Social Movements in Renewable Energy Development in Portugal and California
by Walsh, Nathan William, M.A., The American University of Paris (France), 2013, 89; 10305841
Abstract (Summary)

Changes in the climatic stasis of the planet have been observed for many years and these changes are at last having an impact on the perceived security of the planet as a whole. The causes of these changes are linked generally to the emission of gasses emitted by the burning of hydrocarbons for the production of energy. The shift toward less intensive hydrocarbon use and more non-emitting sources of energy appear to be driven by a popular desire for action from populations. Among the many examples of renewable energy development Portugal stands out as a shining example of great development in a short period of time. Whether that development has been caused by popular demand within the state or due to political processes within the state or political influences external to the state is important to understand so that similar results can be replicated throughout the world.

KEYWORDS: Social Movement Theory, Collective Action, Renewable Energy development, Portugal, California

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Haegel, Peter
Commitee: Hayes, April
School: The American University of Paris (France)
Department: International Affairs
School Location: France
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Alternative Energy, Political science, Energy
Keywords: California, Collective action, Portugal, Renewable energy, Social movements
Publication Number: 10305841
ISBN: 9781369494051
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