This project seeks to explore and problematize how the climate movement in Denmark has developed in the period 1969-2019 and to what extend this can contribute to an understanding of the formation of the social climate movement DGSB (Den Grønne Studenterbevægelse). With a point of departure in Social Movement Theory, and by combining theories on ‘contentious politics’ and ‘cycles of contention’ this paper seeks to examine and explain how the climate movement and DGSB has evolved in order to understand the development in the amount of social climate movements and climate activism we have witnessed in recent years that led to the formation of DGSB. We provide a historical overview of climate actions performed over the past 50 years, divide the development into different phases to be able to categorize it, and examine DGSB’s ‘repertoire’ and mobilization strategies.
In conclusion, the climate movement in Denmark has evolved in waves over the past 50 years due to social and political changes. However, in recent years it has undertaken an unprecedented character as the amount of climate activism has increased significantly which has led to the formation of new movements such as DGSB. DGSB uses a specific kind of protest strategy in order to mobilize as many people as possible in the climate movement, which builds upon traditions of protests and therefore might work.
|Uddannelser||Socialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||25 maj 2019|
- sociale bevægelser
- social movement theory
- social bevægelsesteori
- Den Grønne Studenterbevægelse