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Women’s Empowerment and Climate Change Adaptation in Gujarat, India: A Case-Study Analysis of the Local Impact of Transnational Advocacy Networks

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies and Department of Sociology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, NY 11794, USA
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Sustainability 2018, 10(6), 1920; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10061920
Received: 1 May 2018 / Revised: 29 May 2018 / Accepted: 4 June 2018 / Published: 8 June 2018
(1) As on-the-ground projects come into existence and continue to expand to adapt to climate change and empower women, it is important to understand their location within Transnational Advocacy Networks (TANs). Using Bhungroo technology, we conduct case-study research to assess the potential of TANs to increase the scope and scale of local projects as well as the ability of similar and emerging projects to create sustainable social and environmental change at local levels; (2) Using the theoretical and cross-disciplinary contributions of Keck and Sikkink and Appiah, our methodology focuses on analyzing interviews and earned media hits data from the UNFCCC Momentum for Change; (3) We find that while TANs may help increase the scale and scope of climate change projects, increasing their ability to effectively reach more people and areas is not completely certain, based on this case study; (4) We conclude by proposing ways women’s political participation may be enhanced by similar projects. View Full-Text
Keywords: women’s empowerment; climate change adaptation; India; transnational advocacy networks women’s empowerment; climate change adaptation; India; transnational advocacy networks
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Christoff, P.S.; Sommer, J.M. Women’s Empowerment and Climate Change Adaptation in Gujarat, India: A Case-Study Analysis of the Local Impact of Transnational Advocacy Networks. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1920. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10061920

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Christoff PS, Sommer JM. Women’s Empowerment and Climate Change Adaptation in Gujarat, India: A Case-Study Analysis of the Local Impact of Transnational Advocacy Networks. Sustainability. 2018; 10(6):1920. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10061920

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Christoff, Peggy S., and Jamie M. Sommer. 2018. "Women’s Empowerment and Climate Change Adaptation in Gujarat, India: A Case-Study Analysis of the Local Impact of Transnational Advocacy Networks" Sustainability 10, no. 6: 1920. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10061920

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