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Resource Mobilization Theory and the Study of Social Movements
Resource mobilization theory has recently presented an alternative interpretation of social movements. The review traces the emergence and recent controversies generated by this new perspective. AExpand
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Shifting public opinion on climate change: an empirical assessment of factors influencing concern over climate change in the U.S., 2002–2010
This paper conducts an empirical analysis of the factors affecting U.S. public concern about the threat of climate change between January 2002 and December 2010. Utilizing Stimson’s method ofExpand
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Integrated Data for Events Analysis (IDEA): An Event Typology for Automated Events Data Development
This article outlines the basic parameters and current status of the Integrated Data for Event Analysis (IDEA) project. IDEA provides a comprehensive events framework for the analysis ofExpand
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Stirring the Masses: Indigenous Roots of the Civil Rights Movement@@@The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change.
This important and provocative book reflects a trend in recent scholarship concerning the modern struggles for black advancement. Scholars have increasingly moved from a national to a localExpand
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Deforestation and the Environmental Kuznets Curve: A Cross-National Investigation of Intervening Mechanisms *
Objective. We draw on ecological modernization theory and international political economy arguments to examine the sources of an environmental Kuznets curve (or EKC) that produces an invertedExpand
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Insurgency of the Powerless: Farm Worker Movements (1946-1972).
Drawing on the perspective developed in recent work by Oberschall (1973), Tilly (1975) and Gamson (1975), we analyze the political process centered around farm worker insurgencies. Comparing theExpand
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Political Opportunities and African‐American Protest, 1948–19971
Some contend that political opportunity theory is ad hoc, lacks clear measurement, and fails to distinguish opportunities from other conditions that contribute to protest. Others argue that the ideaExpand
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Mapping Mass Political Conflict and Civil Society
Mass political conflict is typically examined in terms of violence and in isolation from routine civil interactions. The authors argue that mass conflict is multidimensional and that violence shouldExpand
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Grassroots for Hire: Public Affairs Consultants in American Democracy
Legacy are minor. Because the oral histories were collected from residents of the southwest and southeast, the perspective of those who fled the South during the Great Migration is not represented inExpand
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Channeling Black Insurgency: Elite Patronage and Professional Social Movement Organizations in the Development of the Black Movement.
This paper critically evaluates the theory of patronage and professional social' movement organizations (SMOs) advanced by McCarthy and Zald (1973, 1975, 1977) and the social control theory advancedExpand
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