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Dynamics of Contention
Part I. What's the Problem?: 1. What are they shouting about 2. Lineaments of contention 3. Comparisons, mechanisms, and episodes Part II. Tentative Solutions: 4. Mobilizations in comparativeExpand
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Political Process and the Development of Black Insurgency, 1930-1970
In this classic work of sociology, Doug McAdam presents a political-process model that explains the rise and decline of the black protest movement in the United States. Moving from theoreticalExpand
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Toward a General Theory of Strategic Action Fields*
In recent years there has been an outpouring of work at the intersection of social movement studies and organizational theory. While we are generally in sympathy with this work, we think it implies aExpand
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A Theory of Fields
Chapter 1: The Gist of It Introduction - The Central Elements of the Theory - Other Perspectives - Conclusion Chapter 2: Micro-Foundations Introduction - Meaning and Membership - The Collective asExpand
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Tactical Innovation and the Pace of Insurgency
The pace of black insurgency between 1955 and 1970 is analyzed as a function of an ongoing process of tactical interaction between movement forces and southern segregationists. Given a politicalExpand
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Dynamics of Contention
For nearly a decade now, academic social movement studies have been shaped by the organizing efforts and conceptual frameworking of the three authors of the present book. Beginning in the earlyExpand
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Civil Society Reconsidered: The Durable Nature and Community Structure of Collective Civic Action1
This article develops a conceptual framework on civil society that shifts the dominant focus on individuals to collective action events—civic and protest alike—that bring people together in public toExpand
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Putting Social Movements in their Place: Explaining Opposition to Energy Projects in the United States, 2000-2005
1. From Copernicus to Ptolemy and (hopefully) back again 2. Comparing communities 'at risk' for mobilization 3. Explaining variation in the level of opposition to energy projects 4. Does oppositionExpand
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