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Assemblies and the Courts (2024)
Book Chapter
Cammiss, S., Doherty, B., & Hayes, G. (2024). Assemblies and the Courts. In The Oxford Handbook of Peaceful Assembly. Oxford University Press (OUP). https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780197674871.013.26

To what extent is the protest trial a threat or an opportunity to protesters? This chapter argues that it is both. Trials potentially provide a site of resistance and the means for ongoing struggle and contestation, while simultaneously threatening t... Read More about Assemblies and the Courts.

Necessity, Non-Violent Direct Activism, and the Stansted 15: Reasserting ‘Hoffmann's Bargain’ (2021)
Journal Article
Doherty. (2021). Necessity, Non-Violent Direct Activism, and the Stansted 15: Reasserting ‘Hoffmann's Bargain’. Modern Law Review, https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2230.12715

In Thacker and ors the Court of Appeal overturned the convictions of the ‘Stansted 15’ due to a misdirection on the substantive offence. However, the court rejected their necessity defence, following Jones, as their actions were political, outweighin... Read More about Necessity, Non-Violent Direct Activism, and the Stansted 15: Reasserting ‘Hoffmann's Bargain’.

Global Climate Strike Protesters and Media Coverage of the Protests in Truro and Manchester (2021)
Book Chapter
Doherty. (2021). Global Climate Strike Protesters and Media Coverage of the Protests in Truro and Manchester. In When Students Protest: Universities in the Global North

The Global Climate Strike (GCS) movement is by far the largest and most international youth protest movement to date. Drawing on surveys of UK protesters in two demonstrations, in semi-rural Truro in Cornwall and urban Manchester on 15 March 2019 thi... Read More about Global Climate Strike Protesters and Media Coverage of the Protests in Truro and Manchester.

Disciplinary Power and Impression Management in the Trials of the Stansted 15 (2020)
Journal Article
Doherty. (2020). Disciplinary Power and Impression Management in the Trials of the Stansted 15. Sociology, 561-581. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038520954318

We bring Foucauldian and Goffmanian frameworks into dialogue to show how repressive and disciplinary power operate in the criminal trials of social movement activists. We do so through an ethnographic account of the trials on terrorism-related charge... Read More about Disciplinary Power and Impression Management in the Trials of the Stansted 15.

A New Climate Movement? Extinction Rebellion’s Activists in Profile. CUSP Working Paper No 25. (2020)
Journal Article
Doherty. (2020). A New Climate Movement? Extinction Rebellion’s Activists in Profile. CUSP Working Paper No 25

Compiled by academics at three UK universities, this report presents a profile of participants in Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) mass civil disobedience actions in London in April and October 2019. The report is compiled from three datasets: a protest s... Read More about A New Climate Movement? Extinction Rebellion’s Activists in Profile. CUSP Working Paper No 25..

What hampers ‘political’ action in environmental alternative action organizations? Exploring the scope for strategic agency under post-political conditions (2019)
Journal Article
Doherty, & Catney. (2019). What hampers ‘political’ action in environmental alternative action organizations? Exploring the scope for strategic agency under post-political conditions. Social Movement Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/14742837.2019.1708311

The proliferation of environmental alternative action organization (EAAOs) is a defining feature of present-day environmentalism. The literature on sustainable materialism has celebrated this as an appropriate, effective, and above all, political str... Read More about What hampers ‘political’ action in environmental alternative action organizations? Exploring the scope for strategic agency under post-political conditions.

Tactics and Strategic Action (2018)
Book Chapter
Doherty. (2018). Tactics and Strategic Action. In The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Social Movements, 2nd edition (271 -288)

We discuss ongoing debates over tactical choice and change, from Tilly's action repertoires model and protest event analysis to more recent actor-centred approaches stressing the importance of identity and taste. We argue that while contentious polit... Read More about Tactics and Strategic Action.

Friends of the Earth International: Agonistic Politics, Modus vivendi and Political Change (2018)
Journal Article
Doherty, B., & Doyle, T. (2018). Friends of the Earth International: Agonistic Politics, Modus vivendi and Political Change. Environmental Politics, 27(6), 1057-1078. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2018.1462577

Following criticism from some of its national member organisations that it marginalised Southern agendas, Friends of the Earth International engaged in heated debates in the 2000s which aimed to address its internal political differences. FoEI define... Read More about Friends of the Earth International: Agonistic Politics, Modus vivendi and Political Change.

The Courts: Criminal Trials as Strategic Arenas (2015)
Book Chapter
Doherty. (2015). The Courts: Criminal Trials as Strategic Arenas. In Breaking Down the State: Protesters Engaged (27 - 51)

In this chapter we analyze cases where social movement activists are prosecuted in the courts for protest actions. The courthouse is a significant arena for social movement strategy, a symbolic site for the arbitration of collective disputes, the leg... Read More about The Courts: Criminal Trials as Strategic Arenas.

Having Your Day in Court: Judicial Opportunity and Tactical Choice in Anti-GMO Campaigns in France and the United Kingdom (2014)
Journal Article
Doherty, B., & Hayes, G. (2014). Having Your Day in Court: Judicial Opportunity and Tactical Choice in Anti-GMO Campaigns in France and the United Kingdom. Comparative Political Studies, 47(1), 3 -29. https://doi.org/10.1177/0010414012439184

Investigating the recent direct action campaigns against genetically modified crops in France and the United Kingdom, the authors set out to understand how contrasting judicial systems and cultures affect the way that activists choose to commit osten... Read More about Having Your Day in Court: Judicial Opportunity and Tactical Choice in Anti-GMO Campaigns in France and the United Kingdom.

Environmentalism, Resistance and Solidarity: The Politics of Friends of the Earth International (2013)
Book
Doherty, B., & Doyle, T. (2013). Environmentalism, Resistance and Solidarity: The Politics of Friends of the Earth International. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137316714

Drawing from a rich mix of survey data, interviews, and access to internal meetings, Brian Doherty and Timothy Doyle show how FoEI has developed a distinctive environmentalism, which allows for the differences in context between regions and across th... Read More about Environmentalism, Resistance and Solidarity: The Politics of Friends of the Earth International.

Environmental direct action in Manchester, Oxford and North Wales: a protest event analysis (2007)
Journal Article
Doherty. (2007). Environmental direct action in Manchester, Oxford and North Wales: a protest event analysis. Environmental Politics, 805 -825. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644010701634182

Direct action campaigns against new roads in the UK received much attention, but campaign groups were locally organised and little is known about how they worked. Protests by three local environmental direct action groups in the years 1992-2001 are e... Read More about Environmental direct action in Manchester, Oxford and North Wales: a protest event analysis.

Friends of the Earth International: negotiating a transnational identity (2007)
Journal Article
Doherty. (2007). Friends of the Earth International: negotiating a transnational identity. Environmental Politics, 860 -880. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644010600937306

The aim of this article is to assess the relationships between majority (South) and minority (North) world environmental groups by focusing on one of the largest transnational environmental organisations: Friends of the Earth International (FoEI):1... Read More about Friends of the Earth International: negotiating a transnational identity.

Green public spheres and the green governance state: the politics of emancipation and ecological conditionality (2007)
Journal Article
Doherty. (2007). Green public spheres and the green governance state: the politics of emancipation and ecological conditionality. Environmental Politics, 881 -892. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644010600937504

A consistent thread weaves through all the articles in this edition. Each author, in some fashion, reflects upon the dual concepts of a ‘global green public sphere’ and the ‘global governance state’, as they intersect with the politics of environment... Read More about Green public spheres and the green governance state: the politics of emancipation and ecological conditionality.

Beyond borders: Transnational politics, social movements and modern environmentalisms (2006)
Journal Article
Doherty. (2006). Beyond borders: Transnational politics, social movements and modern environmentalisms. Environmental Politics, 697 -712. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644010600937132

This introduction considers three themes that recur across the various contributions to this collection. The first is the nature of borders and how these have been affected by the increase in transnational collective action and the growth in the powe... Read More about Beyond borders: Transnational politics, social movements and modern environmentalisms.

Covert repertoires: ecotage in the UK (2004)
Journal Article
Doherty. (2004). Covert repertoires: ecotage in the UK. Social Movement Studies, 199 - 220. https://doi.org/10.1080/1474283042000266128

Ecological sabotage (ecotage) has been a feature of the more radical parts of the environmental movement in the Western world for several decades. While it may be perceived as being the preserve of underground cells of 'eco-terrorists', in the UK tho... Read More about Covert repertoires: ecotage in the UK.

Explaining the fuel protests (2003)
Journal Article
Doherty. (2003). Explaining the fuel protests. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 1 -23. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-856X.00093

We describe and analyse the fuel protests in the UK in September and November 2000. We draw on theories of social movements to explain the success of the first of these protests and the failure of the second. We show how the loose, network forms of o... Read More about Explaining the fuel protests.

GREEN PARTIES, NONVIOLENCE AND POLITICAL OBLIGATION (1996)
Book Chapter
Doherty, B. (1996). GREEN PARTIES, NONVIOLENCE AND POLITICAL OBLIGATION. . Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203449554_chapter_2

The green movement has posed some tough questions for traditional justifications of democracy. Should the natural world have rights? Can we take account of the interests of future generations? But questions have also been asked of the greens. Could t... Read More about GREEN PARTIES, NONVIOLENCE AND POLITICAL OBLIGATION.