The Economics of Movement Success: Business Responses to Civil Rights Mobilization1

@article{Luders2006TheEO,
  title={The Economics of Movement Success: Business Responses to Civil Rights Mobilization1},
  author={Joseph E. Luders},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={2006},
  volume={111},
  pages={963 - 998}
}
This article explores why movements are successful in obtaining concessions from economic actors. While social movement theorists have suggested that economic actors weigh the costliness of protests, the author considers the vulnerability of movement targets to both the cost of disruptions in routine transactions and the cost of conceding to movement demands. By addressing the magnitude of these costs and their interaction, the author derives an economic opportunity structure to predict the… 
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