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Innovative Opportunities and Dependencies: Illustrations from Mobile Communications

Magnus Holmén, Mats Magnusson, and Maureen McKelvey

in Flexibility and Stability in the Innovating Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290475
eISBN:
9780191603495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290474.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter examines the role played by innovative opportunities in driving economic transformation through dependencies between actors. It explores the extent of experimentation and inertia when ... More


Shadow Mobilization for Environmental Health and Justice *

Scott Frickel

in Social Movements and the Transformation of American Health Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388299
eISBN:
9780199866519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388299.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Frickel describes how professionalization in environmental health and justice (EHJ) has been occurring under the radar through “shadow mobilizations”—semi‐formal networks of health scientists and ... More


Financing the post-2015 development agenda: domestic revenue mobilisation in Africa

Aniket Bhushan, Yiagadeesen Samy, and Kemi Medu

in Development In Africa: Refocusing the lens after the Millennium Development Goals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447328537
eISBN:
9781447328551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328537.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the prospects for domestic resource mobilization in Africa. After summarizing ongoing debates about the post-2015 Financing for Development agenda and their implications for ... More


Abortion Politics, Women's Movements, and the Democratic State: A Comparative Study of State Feminism

Dorothy McBride Stetson (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242665
eISBN:
9780191600258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242666.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This work presents the results of a comprehensive and integrated research project in comparative abortion policy and politics in post‐industrial democracies. It focuses on the questions of state ... More


Is War Necessary?

Vernon W. Ruttan

in Is War Necessary for Economic Growth?: Military Procurement and Technology Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195188042
eISBN:
9780199783410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195188047.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Several important questions bear on the impact of military and defense-related research, development, and procurement on future technology development in the U.S. One is whether changes in the ... More


Development In Africa: Refocusing the lens after the Millennium Development Goals

Hany Besada and Timothy M. Shaw (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447328537
eISBN:
9781447328551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328537.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Africa’s economies need dynamism to respond to global competition. Strategies are needed that will enhance transformation and socio-economic achievement within the context of the Post-2015 ... More


Financial Markets and Resource Mobilization in Zambia

Francis Chipimo

in Zambia: Building Prosperity from Resource Wealth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199660605
eISBN:
9780191749179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660605.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that increased mobilization of domestic financial resources is critical if Zambia is to achieve its development objective of becoming a prosperous middle income country by 2013. ... More


Taking Action on the Cheap: Costs and Participation

Jennifer Earl and Katrina Kimport

in Digitally Enabled Social Change: Activism in the Internet Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015103
eISBN:
9780262295352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015103.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Costs have always been considered a significant predictor of individual participation in collective action and social movement. This chapter sheds light on the role of costs in classic social ... More


The significance of social movement theory to anarchism

Dana M. Williams

in Black Flags and Social Movements: A Sociological Analysis of Movement Anarchism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526105547
eISBN:
9781526132215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105547.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

While academics are apt to seek the development of theoretical explanations for social movements, activists are more concerned with learning practical lessons about their movements in order to ... More


Referendums from below: some reflections

Donatella della Porta, Francis O’Connor, Martín Portos, and Anna Subirats Ribas

in Social Movements and Referendums from Below: Direct Democracy in the Neoliberal Crisis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447333418
eISBN:
9781447333456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333418.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book has examined how referendums from below serve as opportunities that are particularly conducive to broadening participation as well as enhancing political engagement and understanding among ... More


The Social Movement Society, the Tea Party, and the Democratic Deficit

David S. Meyer and Amanda Pullum

in Democratizing Inequalities: Dilemmas of the New Public Participation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479847273
eISBN:
9781479800223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479847273.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the Tea Party movement's mobilization of grassroots activism since 2009 to demonstrate how populist mobilization builds from public sentiments of inequality and democratic ... More


Social Movements and the Idea of Progress

Craig Calhoun

in The Roots of Radicalism: Tradition, the Public Sphere, and Early Nineteenth-Century Social Movements

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226090849
eISBN:
9780226090870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226090870.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The roots of the modern social movement can be traced to Europe and America in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, particularly the Great Awakening in the American colonies and ... More


Expanding the comparison: the water referendum in Italy

Donatella della Porta, Francis O’Connor, Martín Portos, and Anna Subirats Ribas

in Social Movements and Referendums from Below: Direct Democracy in the Neoliberal Crisis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447333418
eISBN:
9781447333456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333418.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the 2011 water referendum in Italy, focusing on the appropriation of opportunities, resource mobilisation, and the framing of the campaign by social movements and civil society ... More


Entrepreneurialism of Organized Crime

Geoff Dean, Ivar Fahsing, and Petter Gottschalk

in Organized Crime: Policing Illegal Business Entrepreneurialism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578436
eISBN:
9780191807268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578436.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the business dynamics of high-end, entrepreneurially-driven organised crime in its ruthless pursuit of profits and relentless desire to outsmart law enforcement. It first ... More


The Circuit Rider Mounts: Establishing Worth and the Birth of a Social Movement

Paul-Brian McInerney

in From Social Movement to Moral Market: How the Circuit Riders Sparked an IT Revolution and Created a Technology Market

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785129
eISBN:
9780804789066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785129.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the inauspicious roots of the Circuit Rider movement, explaining how early adherents mobilized others by convincing them of the worth of information technology in the nonprofit ... More


Eric Williams: The Making of a West Indian Intellectual

Maurice St. Pierre

in The Legacy of Eric Williams: Into the Postcolonial Moment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628462425
eISBN:
9781626746985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462425.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter analyzes collective political practice, once characterized in superstitious terms, and Eric Williams’ participation in the movement toward greater independence in midcentury Caribbean ... More


Progressive Regionalism and Entrepreneurial Government: Democratization and Competitive Restructuring in the Greater ABC, Brazil

Souza Briggs

in Democracy as Problem Solving: Civic Capacity in Communities Across the Globe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026413
eISBN:
9780262269292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026413.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter discusses the role of a political party, the Workers' Party, in creating an open society and economy in Brazil by using participatory democracy as a problem-solving tool. It also ... More


Establishing the Crime Business

Geoff Dean, Ivar Fahsing, and Petter Gottschalk

in Organized Crime: Policing Illegal Business Entrepreneurialism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578436
eISBN:
9780191807268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578436.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the first phase of establishing a crime business in relation to three considerations: the entrepreneurial capabilities associated with starting up a crime business, specific ... More


Introduction

Kiyoteru Tsutsui

in Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190853105
eISBN:
9780190853143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190853105.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The chapter offers an overview of the book starting with a summary of the history of Ainu, Zainichi, and Burakumin before posing the core puzzle of the book. It then examines literatures on the ... More


The Rise of the Protest State: Theory and Hypotheses

Mason W. Moseley

in Protest State: The Rise of Everyday Contention in Latin America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190694005
eISBN:
9780190694036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190694005.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

This chapter reviews extant work from the contentious politics literature, relating it to the current state of affairs in Latin American democracies. It then proposes an original explanation of ... More


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