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Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department of Political Science
Melinda Adams, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Political Science
Robert Alexander, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Political Science
Jennifer Coffman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, ISAT, GS
The Green Belt Movement (GBM) in Kenya and the Chipko movement in India are two examples of social movements that support the ecofeminist ideology. Both of these environmental movements began under similar circumstances at around the same time, but they are now very different. While the GBM broadened its focus beyond planting trees and gained widespread international attention, the Chipko movement maintained its central focus on protecting trees and remained relatively decentralized and informal. This paper uses these two social movements to explore which factors most influence social movement success and international reach.
Elverum, Claire E., "Seeing the Forests for the Trees: A Comparative Study of the Green Belt and Chipko Movements" (2016). Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current. 131.