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There is no Plan(et) B: youth activism in the fight against climate change in Cyprus

Theodorou, Eleni, Spyrou, Spyros and Christou, Georgina (2021) There is no Plan(et) B: youth activism in the fight against climate change in Cyprus. GreeSE Papers: Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe (166). Hellenic Observatory, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This research paper explores young people’s climate action in Cyprus in light of the global mobilization of children and youth and the emergence of the international Fridays for Future movement. The study on which the paper draws explored in particular the emergence and role of ‘Youth for Climate Cyprus’ in climate action on the island through the use of ethnographic and other qualitative approaches including ethnographic observation, in-depth individual interviews and focus group discussions as well as textual analysis of social media posts and local media coverage of youth climate activism. The paper examines the meaning that young activists make of their activism on climate change, the forms their activism takes, and the means through which they organize and mobilize around the cause of climate change including their strategies for gaining legitimacy.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: https://www.lse.ac.uk/Hellenic-Observatory/Publica...
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2021 08:39
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2022 00:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112934

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