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Social Networks Matter. But How ?

Florence Passy

in Social Movements and Networks: Relational Approaches to Collective Action

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251780
eISBN:
9780191599057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251789.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Identifies specific network mechanisms at the individual level and illustrates how different social networks affect recruitment and individual participation in different voluntary organizations and ... More


Activism before EU Leverage: Poland and the Czech Republic, 1980s–1997

Conor O'Dwyer

in Coming Out of Communism: The Emergence of LGBT Activism in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479876631
eISBN:
9781479877829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876631.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This is the first of three chapters that process trace the development of LGBT activism in Poland and the Czech Republic through the different stages of exposure to and integration into the EU. It ... More


Groups, Representation and Democracy: Between Promise and Practice

Darren R. Halpin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076527
eISBN:
9781781701690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076527.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Whether called pressure groups, NGOs, social movement organisations or organised civil society, the value of ‘groups’ to the policy process, to economic growth, to governance, to political ... More


Anarchists of the world, unite! A meso-structural analysis

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/9781526105547.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The global anarchist movement, while an international phenomenon, is not even distributed through the world. This chapter adopts a meso-structural approach to analyze the variety and distribution of ... More


Organizing the Extra-Parliamentary Politics of Security

Holger Nehring

in Politics of Security: British and West German Protest Movements and the Early Cold War, 1945-1970

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681228
eISBN:
9780191761188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681228.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, European Modern History

Concepts of ‘fellowship’ and ‘community’ were crucial for generating a feeling of belonging within the movements and for re-creating a synchrony between experiences and life worlds within the ... More


Civil Society, Social Movements, and Climate Change

Beth Schaefer Caniglia, Robert J. Brulle, and Andrew Szasz

in Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199356102
eISBN:
9780199356133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356102.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter focuses on the efforts of social movement organizations and civil society more broadly in advocating for action on climate change. Social movements have historically been and continue to ... More


Strategies for Social Change

Gregory M. Maney, Rachel V. Kutz-Flamenbaum, and Deana A. Rohlinger (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672899
eISBN:
9781452947174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672899.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The theory and practice of social movements come together in strategy—whether, why, and how people can realize their visions of another world by acting together. This book offers a concise definition ... More


The emergence of social movements by social security claimants

Rune Halvorsen

in The changing face of welfare: Consequences and outcomes from a citizenship perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345929
eISBN:
9781447303701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345929.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter analyses the emergence of social-movement organisations initiated by social-security claimants in Norway during the 1990s. It asks whether these organisations were successful or have had ... More


Marketing for Justice: Corporate Social Movement Organizations

Belinda Robnett and Jessica Ayo Alabi

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/9780816672899.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter addresses the theoretical understanding of social movement models and the implications for movement strategies. Corporate social movement organizations differ from both professional and ... More


From ‘New Spirit’ to New Steel-Hard Casing? Civil Society Actors, Capitalism, and Crisis: The Case of Attac in Europe

Silke Ötsch, Pier Paolo Pasqualoni, and Alan Scott

in New Spirits of Capitalism?: Crises, Justifications, and Dynamics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199595341
eISBN:
9780191750755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595341.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter focuses on a less frequently discussed aspect of the New Spirit of Capitalism: its analysis of the potential for a renewal of capitalism critique emerging out of, and in reaction ... More


Social, Political, and Organizational Context of Participation

in Patterns of Protest: Trajectories of Participation in Social Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774109
eISBN:
9780804778190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774109.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Participation in contentious politics necessarily occurs within an organizational and relational context that shapes the identities developed by individuals and the social ties they foster over the ... More


Making Action on the Cheap: Costs and Organizing

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/9780262015103.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Social movement organizations (SMOs) have always played an important role in mobilizing people for protests and making them successful, and they serve as effective spokespersons for movements. SMOs ... More


Collective Identity and Movement Solidarity among Religious Left Activists in the U.S.

Laura R. Olson

in Religion and Progressive Activism: New Stories About Faith and Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479854769
eISBN:
9781479834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854769.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Drawing on datasets that examine ideas and attitudes of religious activists on both the Left and the Right, Laura R. Olson’s chapter asks whether religious progressives share a collective identity as ... More


Demobilization: Peasants, Governments, and Constituents Across Political Scales (2004–2013)

Pablo Lapegna

in Soybeans and Power: Genetically Modified Crops, Environmental Politics, and Social Movements in Argentina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190215132
eISBN:
9780190215170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215132.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 4 scrutinizes the relationships between local social movements, authorities, and local populations to shed light on processes of demobilization. These processes are explained by pivoting ... More


Religious Culture and Immigrant Civic Participation

Juan R. Martinez

in Religion and Progressive Activism: New Stories About Faith and Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479854769
eISBN:
9781479834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854769.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Juan R. Martinez’s chapter argues that religious institutions today offer unique resources that encourage civic participation among non-citizens. Drawing on five years of ethnographic fieldwork, the ... More


Black and White, Unite and Fight?: Identity Politics and New Orleans’s Post-Katrina Public Housing Movement

John Arena

in The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and the Remaking of New Orleans

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673247
eISBN:
9781452946962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673247.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the identity politics underlying the actions, decisions, analyses, and ideologies of the social movement organizations and actors who aided and undermined the effectiveness of ... More


Land Struggles in the Global South: Strategic Innovations in Brazil and India

Kurt Schock

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/9780816672899.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses two rural social movement organizations (SMOs) that have waged militant struggles for land reform through nonviolent resistance. First is the Landless Rural Workers Movement in ... More


Make the Road New York

Jane F. McAlevey

in No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190624712
eISBN:
9780190624743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624712.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines a nonunion organization, Make the Road New York. MRNY locates a worker center inside a social movement organization that comes as close to being a modern union as any nonunion ... More


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