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Environmental Protest and the State in France
 
 
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19 Sep 2002
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This book discusses the issues and strategies which have characterized the environmental campaigns mounted against recent controversial infrastructure projects in France. Focusing on the changing nature of policymaking in the Fifth Republic as a key factor in the organization of each protest, Graeme Hayes asks why some protests succeed where others fail, and how we should understand the relationship between states and social movements in general.


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This book discusses the issues and strategies which have characterized the environmental campaigns mounted against recent controversial infrastructure projects in France. Focusing on the changing nature of policymaking in the Fifth Republic as a key factor in the organization of each protest, Graeme Hayes asks why some protests succeed where others fail, and how we should understand the relationship between states and social movements in general.


Reviews

'...well-documented, relying on official documents, organizational and periodical literature, and personal interviews.' - W. Safran, Choice

'This is an excellent scholarly contribution to the literature on the state and policy-making in the Fifth Republic and, as such, will undoubtedly appeal to specialists in French politics. However, it will also be of interest to those working in the broad field of policy analysis, especially in Western Europe, and to those conducting research on new social movements. The material is clearly structured, the arguments cogently made and the writing unfailingly lucid.' - Raymond Kuhn, Political Studies Review

'Haye's book provides an excellent, up-to-date analysis of the changing forms of environmental protest in France today from a political science-based perspective, and he also makes a useful contribution to debates on social movement theory. However, the real strength of this book lies in the light it sheds on local grassroots activism and the place of this activism within the French environmental movement as a whole.' - Sarah Waters, Modern & Contemporary France


Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Political Opportunities and Environmental Protest in France
Environmental Protest in France
Political Opportunities and Policy Communities: Developing a Network Approach to State-Group Relations
Institutional Change and the Fifth Republic
Water Resource Management and the Loire Development Programme
Vive la Loire Sauvage! Serre de la Fare and the Political Opportunity Structure of Protest
Roads Policy and Multi-level Decisionmaking
Opportunity, Protest, and the Somport Tunnel
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index


Authors

GRAEME HAYES is a Lecturer in Politics and Cultural Studies at the Department of Modern Languages, Nottingham Trent University. In 2001, the Political Studies Association awarded his doctoral thesis the Walter Bagehot prize for best dissertation in Government and Public Administration.