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ERIC Number: ED223498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The British Peace Movement in the 1980's.
Reader, Mark
The groups and personalities that comprise the British peace network are discussed and their activities are examined. The nuclear disarmament campaign is led by a combination of mass-based organizations, specialized interest groups, and individuals determined to end Britain's role as a nuclear weapons state and military base. Notable groups are the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, the European Disarmament Campaign, and the World Disarmament Campaign. A combination of environmental, safe energy, and social justice groups have broadened the base of peace action linking Britain's major economic and political problems to the nuclear expansion. There is also a religious and ethical dimension to the British peace movement. An example is the series of lectures on the atomic age sponsored by St. James Church in Piccadilly. The peace activists have been successful in implementing informal and formal education programs throughout the country. These include television programs, graffiti, monographs, and university-level peace studies courses. (RM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Great Britain; Interest Groups
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (San Francisco, CA, September 6-10, 1982).