Advances in social movement theory since the global financial crisis

  title={Advances in social movement theory since the global financial crisis},
  author={Eugene Nulman and Raphael Schlembach},
  journal={European Journal of Social Theory},
  pages={376 - 390}
The social movement literature in Western Europe and North America has oriented much of its theoretical work towards micro-, meso-, and macro-level examinations of its subject of study but has rarely integrated these levels of analysis. This review article broadly documents the leading theoretical perspectives on social movements, while highlighting the contributions made in recent years with regard to the wave of protests across the globe – typified by the Occupy Movement and the ‘Arab Spring… Expand
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