The Concept of Social Movement

  title={The Concept of Social Movement},
  author={Mario Diani},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={1 - 25}
  • M. Diani
  • Published 1 February 1992
  • Sociology
  • The Sociological Review
Recent developments in social movement research have evidenced a greater underlying consensus in the field than one might have assumed. Efforts have been made to bridge different perspectives and merge them into a new synthesis. Yet, comparative discussion of the concept of ‘social movement’ has been largely neglected so far. This article reviews and contrasts systematically the definitions of ‘social movement’ formulated by some of the most influential authors in the field. A substantial… Expand
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