publication . Article . 2017

Community engagement in the Transition movement: views and practices in Portuguese initiatives

Lúcia de Oliveira Fernandes; Sofia Bento; Maria Fernandes-Jesus; Anabela Carvalho;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Sep 2017 Journal: Local Environment, volume 22, pages 1,546-1,562 (issn: 1354-9839, eissn: 1469-6711, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
As the need to address climate change is ever more urgent, many have emphasised the importance of community-level responses. The Transition movement has advanced community-based action to increase resilience for over a decade and has expanded significantly. Thus, it is a critical setting for examining community engagement towards climate change in practice. Our study is based on 39 interviews with facilitators of Transition initiatives in Portugal, coupled with observational data, and is guided by two main research questions: how do Transition initiatives promote community engagement at the local level? What are the factors constraining or facilitating community...
Subjects
free text keywords: Geography, Planning and Development, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Transition, Portuguese initiatives, :Ciências da Comunicação [Ciências Sociais], Science & Technology, Ciências Sociais::Ciências da Comunicação, Political science, Public administration, Public engagement, Portuguese, language.human_language, language, Community engagement, Political engagement, Public relations, business.industry, business, European Regional Development Fund
Funded by
FCT| EXPL/IVC-COM/1717/2012
Project
EXPL/IVC-COM/1717/2012
Communication and Political Engagement with Environmental Issues
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 132390
  • Funding stream: COMPETE
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FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Project
UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
,
FCT| UID/CCI/00736/2013
Project
UID/CCI/00736/2013
Communication and Society Research Centre
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147330
  • Funding stream: 5876
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