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Macroconsiderations

Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam

in A Theory of Fields

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199859948
eISBN:
9780199951178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859948.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter moves from the micro to the macro. In doing so it seeks to put the single field that is almost always the focus of scholarly attention into a broader field systemic context. It begins ... More


Change and Stability in Strategic Action Fields

Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam

in A Theory of Fields

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199859948
eISBN:
9780199951178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859948.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter systematically explores the topic of stability and change in strategic action fields. The discussion covers current debates on the nature of social change in strategic action fields, the ... More


Methodological Considerations

Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam

in A Theory of Fields

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199859948
eISBN:
9780199951178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859948.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter addresses the methodological implications of the theory, offering something of a practical blueprint for anyone who would adopt the perspective as a basis for studying a given strategic ... More


Institutional Entrepreneurship and the Structuring of Organizations and Markets

Peter Walgenbach and Renate E. Meyer

in The Institutions of the Market: Organizations, Social Systems, and Governance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231423
eISBN:
9780191710865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231423.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter argues that organizational actors and interests need to be regarded as cultural constructions. It considers organizational institutionalism and Giddens's structuration theory to relate ... More


Bending so as Not to Break: What the Bush Presidency Reveals about the Politics of Unilateral Action

William G. Howell and Douglas L. Kriner

in The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on congressional efforts to curtail the president's foreign policy over terrorism and the Middle East, almost all of which has been unilaterally instituted. With a series of case ... More


Illustrating the Perspective: Contention over Race in the United States, 1932–1980 and the Rise and Fall of the Mortgage Securitization Industry, 1969–2011

Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam

in A Theory of Fields

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199859948
eISBN:
9780199951178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859948.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter uses two detailed examples from political sociology/social movements and economic sociology to illustrate the usefulness of the framework developed. The examples chosen are political ... More


Toward a Theory of Strategic Action Fields

Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam

in A Theory of Fields

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199859948
eISBN:
9780199951178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859948.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter starts by briefly touching on the most original aspects of the theory, relative to other perspectives on fields. Second, it discusses the general challenge of accumulating knowledge in ... More


Getting Your Way: Strategic Dilemmas in the Real World

James M. Jasper

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226394756
eISBN:
9780226394749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394749.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Getting other people to do what another person want is a useful skill. Whether you are seeking a job, negotiating a deal, or angling for that big promotion, you are engaged in strategic thought and ... More


Introduction the Politics of Social Life

James M. Jasper

in Getting Your Way: Strategic Dilemmas in the Real World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226394756
eISBN:
9780226394749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394749.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter discusses a political theory of social and economic life. In the political model, people strategize both as individuals and as groups—with group formation being a key strategy but also ... More


Players as Audiences

James M. Jasper

in Getting Your Way: Strategic Dilemmas in the Real World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226394756
eISBN:
9780226394749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394749.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter proposes to view strategic players as audiences watching and listening to each other's actions and words, insisting on the cultural filters of all strategic action. It argues that ... More


The Habermasian project: dialogue as normative grounds and object of critique

Naomi Head

in Justifying violence: Communicative ethics and the use of force in Kosovo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083075
eISBN:
9781781706091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083075.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The chapter introduces Habermas's key concepts for a communicative ethics and sets out the relevant debates surrounding his theory of communicative action and discourse ethics. It then looks at a ... More


Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conditionality

George Vasilev

in Solidarity Across Divides: Promoting the Moral Point of View

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697304
eISBN:
9781474416153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697304.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 4 explores the mechanisms through which political actors in positions of power can be influenced to dismantle unjust decision-making and legal structures from which they benefit. It is argued ... More


Strategies and Means

Andreas Wimmer

in Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199927371
eISBN:
9780199980536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927371.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Theory

This chapter offers a new taxonomy of how actors draw ethnic boundaries and how they can attempt to make them relevant. It distinguishes between five main strategies of boundary making: to redraw a ... More


Nongovernmental Organizations in Environmental Struggles: Politics and the Making of Moral Capital in the Philippines

Raymond Bryant

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106596
eISBN:
9780300132830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106596.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book reflects a longstanding personal interest in nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and environmental struggles, focusing on the theoretical understanding around notions of moral capital and ... More


Introduction

Andreas Wimmer

in Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199927371
eISBN:
9780199980536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927371.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Theory

This introductory chapter gives a short and succinct summary of the main propositions of the boundary making approach advanced in this book and outlines its intellectual genealogy that includes the ... More


Three Mechanisms by Which Culture Shapes Movement Strategy: Repertoires, Institutional Norms, and Metonymy

Francesca Polletta

in Strategies for Social Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672899
eISBN:
9781452947174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672899.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter proposes three analytical strategies for determining how culture sets the terms of strategic action: repertoires, institutional norms, and metonymy. Collective action repertoires are ... More


How Can I Be Free if My Actions Are Caused by Things Outside My Control? Causation

J. T. Ismael

in How Physics Makes Us Free

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190269449
eISBN:
9780190269470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269449.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

The worry that our actions are not free because they are compelled by their causal antecedents is addressed. The everyday notion of cause is a mix of different elements (subjective, phenomenological, ... More


Conclusion: Progressive Business and its Critics in Retrospect

Christian Olaf Christiansen

in Progressive Business: An Intellectual History of the Role of Business in American Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198701033
eISBN:
9780191770500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701033.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Since the late nineteenth century, proponents of progressive business have criticized the free market liberalist imagery of the business corporation, and instead called upon the social ... More


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