Category Archives: staying involved

Encapsulating encapsulation

Encapsulation occurs when a movement organization develops an ideology or structure that interferes with efforts to recruit members or raise demands. …members may develop such strong cohesion among themselves that outsiders become unwelcome. In prolonged interaction, a group may develop … Continue reading

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Why I wouldn’t go back to Climate Camp

I attended Climate Camp at Blackheath in summer of 2009. I was attracted to attend because I wanted to find out about alternative political movements, and to find out what sort of grassroots political actions were happening in response to … Continue reading

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Survey: “I get frustrated when I feel the group is no longer achieving anything.”

Tonight’s the night!! Please do come to the launch at the Lass O’Gowrie if you can. But don’t worry if you can’t – we will blog it and generally give an account of what happened (no names!). There’s lots more … Continue reading

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An activist reflects on why they didn’t get involved in Manchester…

What have been your key experiences with environmental campaigning groups? I attended a meeting with the old campaigns collective in Manchester and then attended climate camp with the Leeds group. What initially attracted you to attend?, Did you feel included … Continue reading

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Staying involved: the personal, the micro-social and the high political level

Here, another interviewee, ‘P’, talks about what kept him involved: Well, again, that’s one of those things you can answer on a couple of different levels. Because on the one hand you obviously have a personal, ethical and moral position … Continue reading

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