Community organising and Citizens UK: can tangible social change be achieved through institution-based apolitical politics?

Folkes, Louise ORCID: 0000-0002-7857-6953 (2019) Community organising and Citizens UK: can tangible social change be achieved through institution-based apolitical politics? In: Contemporary Left-Wing Activism. Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics, 2 . Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 28-46. ISBN 9780815363965

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Abstract

This chapter draws from a research project that explored the broad-based community organising group, Citizens UK. It documents the history of Citizen’s UK before focusing on a particular local Citizens UK alliance. The chapter examines members of Citizens UK’s experiences of being a part of the organisation, and their appraisals of the model of organising. It also draws upon my reflexive account of being a member of Citizens UK and attending various meetings, actions, and training events. The key areas that will be explored to understand whether this form of organising can achieve tangible social change are: engagement and membership; and ideology, politics, and adaptability.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Louise Folkes
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2021 14:45
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 22:34
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/9159

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