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Gregory M. Maney, Rachel V. Kutz-Flamenbaum, and Deana A. Rohlinger

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816672899

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816672899.001.0001

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Mobilizing the Generation Gap: Transnational Coalitions and Insider/Outsider Strategy in the Climate Action Network

Mobilizing the Generation Gap: Transnational Coalitions and Insider/Outsider Strategy in the Climate Action Network

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(p.93) 5 Mobilizing the Generation Gap: Transnational Coalitions and Insider/Outsider Strategy in the Climate Action Network
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Strategies for Social Change
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Anna-Liisa Aunio

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816672899.003.0005

This chapter examines strategy development through activists’ perceptions of opportunities and constraints, their corresponding choices, and the path they take. It presents a theoretical framework for insiders and outsiders in movements and coalitions, along with a discussion of the role of the old and new guard within the Climate Action Network (CAN) in creating the insider-outsider dynamic. The ways in which a division of labor, based on the insider-outsider dynamic, benefit cooperation can help in defining a course of action for activists to embark on, particularly as they continually work across borders. Increased attention to roles and tactics and respect for differences within coalitions, as well as learning to navigate change within the social movement field can strengthen the activists’ capacity to effect social change.

Keywords:   Climate Action Network, coalitions, insider-outsider dynamic, social movement, social change, division of labor

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