The Europeanization of Movements? A New Approach to Transnational Contention
The town of Shoreham is a sleepy ferry port on the south coast of England. But in January 1995, it was the catalyst for a nationwide campaign against the export of live calves to the European continent, where they are slaughtered after gruelling journeys and weeks in wooden crates. After an earlier campaign in the early 1990s, the practice of ‘in-crate feeding’, which continental chefs say produces the most tender veal, was banned in Britain. But a market is a market, and the response of British cattle breeders was to ship live calves to the continent, where cattle operations and governments are less fastidious than in Britain.
KeywordsCollective Action Social Movement Social Move Contentious Politics Live Calf
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