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Pipelines, petitions, and protests in the Internet Age: Exploring the human geographies of online petitions challenging proposed transcontinental Alberta Oil Sands pipelines

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Since the mid-2000s, millions of spatiotemporally disparate and demographically heterogeneous North Americans have signed online petitions challenging proposed transcontinental Alberta oil sands export pipelines. This phenomenon typifies bottom-up, self-organized, and ostensibly extemporaneous cyberactivism. These dynamics contradict traditional theoretical assumptions about rational choice and social pressures in collective action, birthing queries regarding why individuals participate. Huma...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Department:
Oxford, SSD, SOGE, Environmental Change Institute
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Author
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Annals of the American Association of Geographers Journal website
Publication date:
2017-06-05
Acceptance date:
2017-02-01
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EISSN:
2469-4460
ISSN:
2469-4452
Pubs id:
pubs:703129
URN:
uri:e6eeb23b-e5a5-4dde-afe6-dfb36855767c
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uuid:e6eeb23b-e5a5-4dde-afe6-dfb36855767c
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pubs:703129

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