Doherty, BJA, Paterson, M, Plows, A and Wall, D (2003) Explaining the fuel protests. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 5 (1). 1 -23. ISSN 1369-1481

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We describe and analyse the fuel protests in the UK in September and November 2000. We draw on theories of social movements to explain the success of the first of these protests and the failure of the second. We show how the loose, network forms of organisation contributed to the success in September, and the attempts to impose more formal organisations helped to cause the failure in November. We also show how the success of the protests depended on the articulation of the aims of the protestors with dominant social forces in British politics, in particular the oil companies, the police, and the mass media.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Wiley at - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: social movements, direct action, British politics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2014 11:46
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2018 12:05

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