Resources and Social Movement Mobilization

  title={Resources and Social Movement Mobilization},
  author={Bob Edwards and John D. McCarthy},
The Evolving Nature of Community Participation in Public Development Projects in Kenya : A Literature Review
Community participation in public development projects was quite limited during the colonial period in Kenya. Today, the constitution of Kenya guarantees community participation in public development
Collaboration through education? : transnational competence and trade unions' cross-border commitment
The Influence of Resource Mobilization on the Success of Online Petitions
Since centuries petitions have been used to tell the government what they think about a certain object and demand change (Kilman & Costello, 2002). Nowadays, there are online petitions to achieve
The decline of the Anti-Privatisation Forum in the midst of South Africa’s ‘rebellion of the poor’
Analysing the processes of social movement abeyance is a much under-studied and under-theorised area of social movement studies. This article examines the collapse of the once vibrant
Environmental Movements in Advanced Industrial Democracies: Heterogeneity, Transformation, and Institutionalization
Environmental movements are networks of informal interactions that may include individuals, groups, and organizations engaged in collective action motivated by shared identity or concern about
'Thank you for Smoking!': a multi-level study on the policy impact of anti-tobacco movements, tobacco industry's countermovements and political opportunity structure on tobacco control policies in 22 European countries
Based on a cross- national study of 22 European countries, we conducted a multi-level assessment of the impact of societal, political and industry factors on the strictness of tobacco control
Individual resource contributions to voluntary organizations in the United States
Although social movement organizations (SMOs) are often depicted as mobilizing intensive resources from their individual members, we lack a systematic assessment of this issue. Based on the notion of
Activism Success: A Concept Explication
Activism Success: A Concept Explication


The Organizational Dynamics of the U.S. Environmental Movement: Legitimation, Resource Mobilization, and Political Opportunity*
We analyze the relationship between legitimation, resource mobilization, and political opportunity and the founding rate of national environmental organizations between 1895 and 1994. We address
Public Interest Group Entrepreneurship and Theories of Group Mobilization
The bulk of the literature on group mobilization focuses on why individu als join groups and virtually ignores the group leader (entrepreneur). Thus, we argue that there is a gap in the literature on
Resource Mobilization, Hardship, and Popular Collective Action in the West Bank
Though empirical support for resource mobilization explanations of collective action in the U.S. is strong, it is still uncertain whether the theory offers adequate explanations for collective action
Resources, opportunities and local environmental action in the democratic transition and early consolidation periods in the Czech Republic
This research examines factors shaping the responses of Czech communities to proposed landfills, incinerators, highways and protected area development between 1992 and 1996. Structured interviews
Community Structure and Industrial Conflict: An Analysis of Strike Activity in SMSAs
Kerr and Siegel's (1954) theory of social conditions responsible for strike proneness is taken as a framework for understanding variations in strike activity among 78 SMSAs. Their approach suggests
Organizational mortality in a declining social movement : the demise of peace movement organizations in the end of the Cold War era
Les AA. examinent le mouvement pacifiste americain au moment de la fin de la Guerre Froide, entre 1988 et 1992. Ils montrent comment, des le milieu des annees 1980 et ensuite avec la reelection de
The sequencing of social movements
Conventional accounts of protest cycles posit a demonstration effect-successful protests incite other constituencies to activism. The author offers an alternative theory that builds on population
Mobilizing local religious markets : Religious pluralism in the Empire State, 1855 to 1865
Recent theoretical developments propose that when the state deregulates religion pluralism and competition will emerge and overall levels of religious participation will be high. In this essay we
For over two decades, resources have been assumed to be a fundamental determinant of the course and character of social movement organizations (SMOs) and their activities. Yet surprisingly little