Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements

Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements

This volume, first published in 1996, examines various social movements from a comparative perspective.

Author: Doug McAdam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521485169

Category: Political Science

Page: 426

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Social movements such as environmentalism, feminism, nationalism, and the anti-immigration movement figure prominently in the modern world. Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements examines social movements in a comparative perspective, focusing on the role of ideology and beliefs, mechanisms of mobilization, and how politics shapes the development and outcomes of movements. It includes case studies of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, the United States, Italy, the Netherlands, and West Germany.
Categories: Political Science

Divined Intervention

Divined Intervention

In Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements: Political Opportunities,
Mobilizing Structures, and Cultural Framings, edited by Doug McAdam, John D.
McCarthy, and Mayer N. Zald. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. McAdam
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Author: Christopher W Hale

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472131815

Category:

Page: 238

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Divined Intervention provides an innovative institutionalist account for why religion enables political activism in some settings, but not others. Christopher W. Hale argues that decentralized religious institutions facilitate grassroots collective action, and he uses a multimethod approach to test this explanation against several theoretical alternatives. Utilizing nationally representative Mexican survey data, the book’s statistical analyses demonstrate that decentralization by the Catholic Church is positively associated with greater individual political activism across the country. Using case studies centered in the Mexican states of Chiapas, Yucata ́n, and Morelos, the author shows that religious decentralization encourages reciprocal cooperative interactions at a local level. This then increases the ability of religion to provide goods and services to its local adherents. These processes then prompt the growth of organizational capacities at the grassroots, enabling secular political activism. Because this theoretical framework is grounded in human behavior, it shows how local institutions politically organize at the grassroots level. Divined Intervention also offers an improved understanding of religion’s relationship with political activism, a topic of ever-increasing significance as religion fuels political engagement across the globe. The book further synthesizes seemingly disparate approaches to the study of collective action into a cohesive framework. Finally, there is some debate as to the impact of ethnic diversity on the provision of public goods, and this study helps us understand how local institutional configurations can enable collective action across ethnic boundaries.
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The Bersih Movement and Democratisation in Malaysia

The Bersih Movement and Democratisation in Malaysia

(Eds.) Social movements in a globalizing world. USA: Palgrave Macmillan. 97-
111. ... Comparative perspectives on social movements: political opportunities,
mobilizing structures, and cultural framings. New York: Cambridge University
Press.

Author: Khoo Ying Hooi

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793642141

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

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Beginning in 2005 as a small electoral reform initiative, the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections, known as Bersih, became the most prominent social movement in Malaysia. Based on participant observation approach and first-hand interviews with key actors, this book examines how Bersih became a movement that aggregated the collective grievance of Malaysians and brought Malaysian sociopolitical activism to a new level. This book makes a major contribution to the scholarly work on social movement theories in the Southeast Asian context and to the growing literature on social movements and democratization.
Categories: Political Science

Globalization and Social Movements

Globalization and Social Movements

Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements: Political Opportunities,
Mobilizing Structures, and Cultural Frames. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press. McBride, William. 2001. From Yugoslav Praxis to Global Pathos: Anti-
hegemonic ...

Author: Valentine M. Moghadam

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538108758

Category: Anti-globalization movement

Page: 356

View: 987

"This book examines social movements and transnational networks in the context of globalization in all its forms-economic, political, cultural, and technological alike. In addition to case studies on Islamism, feminism, and global justice,-the third edition explores the wave of right-wing populism-its origins, features, varieties, and challengers"
Categories: Anti-globalization movement

Special Warfare

Special Warfare

Doug McAdam , John McCarthy , and Mayer Zald , eds . , Comparative
Perspectives on Social Movements , Cambridge University Press , 1996 , pp .
261-262 . 37. David Snow and Robert Benford , “ Ideology , Frame Resonance ,
and ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293033286307

Category: Military art and science

Page:

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Categories: Military art and science

Social Protest and Policy Change

Social Protest and Policy Change

On the basis of a historical overview of the mobilization of ecology, antinuclear, and peace movements in the United States, Italy, and Switzerland, and using a unique body of original data, the book presents the results of time-series ...

Author: Marco Giugni

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742518272

Category: Political Science

Page: 297

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While movement activists spend much of their time and energy trying to change the world and we think that social movements often matter, our theoretical and empirical knowledge in this field is still relatively poor. Social Protest and Policy Change offers a systematic and empirically grounded analysis of the impact of three major contemporary movements on public policy. Following a comparative and historical perspective, the author argues that the policy impact of social movements is facilitated by the presence of favorable political opportunity structures, and more precisely by the presence of institutional allies among the elites, and by a favorable public opinion. Furthermore, the very content of the movements' demands also plays a role, insofar as the power holders are more willing to make concessions on certain issues than on others. On the basis of a historical overview of the mobilization of ecology, antinuclear, and peace movements in the United States, Italy, and Switzerland, and using a unique body of original data, the book presents the results of time-series analyses showing the joint effect of protest, political alliances, and shifts in public opinion for movements that do not address issues that pose too serious a threat to the power holders.
Categories: Political Science

Make Poverty History

Make Poverty History

McAdam , D . ( 1996a ) ' Conceptual Origins , Current Problems , Future
Directions ' in D . McAdam , J . D . McCarthy and M . N . Zald ( eds ) Comparative
Perspectives on Social Movements : Political Opportunities , Mobilizing
Structures , and ...

Author: Nick Sireau

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131761715

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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"Make Poverty History was a major episode of protest that took place in 2005 in the UK, with the aim of influencing the G8 meeting in July of that year in Edinburgh. This book follows the campaign throughout its lifetime and unpacks the tensions that developed around the branding of Make Poverty History, particularly the conflict between campaigners and marketers over the content of messages. Looking at how attitudes towards government and political opportunities influenced the negotiation of communications, it analyses how these communications were understood by the campaign's three audience segments: the mass public, the interested and the activists. It looks at public stereotypes on global poverty and whether the campaign managed to modify them. It maps out Make Poverty History's frame on economic justice and confronts it with audience reactions. The book ends by looking at the campaign's troubled relationship with celebrities."--Book cover.
Categories: Political Science

Gender and Identity in an Era of Globalization

Gender and Identity in an Era of Globalization

which social movements emerge . 25 · In the introduction to their important edited
book , Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements : Political Opportunities ,
Mobilizing Structures , and Cultural Framings , McAdam , McCarthy , and Zald ...

Author: Debra Jacqueline Liebowitz

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106016229673

Category: Free trade

Page: 560

View: 118

Categories: Free trade

Handbook of Swiss Politics

Handbook of Swiss Politics

Political Mobilization and Social Change : The Dutch Case in Comparative
Perspective . Aldershot : Avebury . KRIESI ... The Politics of Social Protest :
Comparative Perspectives on States and Social Movements . Minneapolis :
University of ...

Author: Ulrich Klöti

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058818256

Category: Switzerland

Page: 799

View: 832

Categories: Switzerland

Moving and Jamming

Moving and Jamming

Implications for Social Movement Theory Åsa Wettergren ... McAdam , D . ,
McCarthy , J . D . and Zald , M . N . ( eds ) 2004a Comparative Perspectives on
Social Movements : Political Opportunities , Mobilizing Structures , and Cultural ...

Author: Åsa Wettergren

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000109128441

Category: Emotions

Page: 157

View: 937

Categories: Emotions

Dimensions of Human Behavior

Dimensions of Human Behavior

In D . McAdam , J . McCarthy , & M . Zald ( Eds . ) , Comparative perspectives on
social movements ( pp . ... Opportunities , mobilizing structures , and framing
processes : Toward a synthetic , comparative perspective on social movements .

Author: Elizabeth Hutchison

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 0803990324

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 261

Person and Environment is the first of two paperback volumes comprising Dimensions of Human Behaviour. Elizabeth Hutchinson creates an understanding of person, environment and time which is richly sensitive to difference, diversity and the mission of social work. She provides: an integrated, micro/macro perspective on human behavior, insights into human behaviour from biological psychological and spiritual perspectives, an examination of various human environments, from families to social movements and institutions, narrative chapter openings which give the research a "human face", and implications for social work practice integrated into each chapter. An Instructor's Resource Guide is available for both volumes to adopters who request it on their department's or organization's letterhead.
Categories: Social Science

Re Claiming the Watershed

 Re  Claiming the Watershed

1996. “ The Framing Function of Movement Tactics : Strategic Dramaturgy in the
American Civil Rights Movement , ” in McAdam , Doug , John McCarthy , and
Mayer Zald , editors . Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements : Political ...

Author: Sissel Annette Waage

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3446082

Category:

Page: 982

View: 536

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Subnational Politics and Democratization in Mexico

Subnational Politics and Democratization in Mexico

"The Framing Function of Movement Tactics: Strategic Dramaturgy in the
American Civil Rights Movement." In Comparative Perspectives on Social
Movements, edited by Doug McAdam, John D. McCarthy, and Mayer N. Zald.
Cambridge: ...

Author: Associate Professor and Chair of Government Todd A Eisenstadt

Publisher: Center for Us-Mexican Studies

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173007013967

Category: Political Science

Page: 369

View: 755

This volume highlights the growing disjuncture between Mexico's recently accelerated transition to democracy at the national level and what is occurring at the state and local levels in many parts of the country. Subnational political regimes controlled by hard-line antidemocratic elements linked to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) remain important in late-twentieth-century Mexico, even in an era of much-intensified interparty competition. The survival and even strengthening of state and local authoritarian enclaves in states like Puebla, Tabasco, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas, and the Yucatan raises serious questions: To what extent will failure to democratize in states and localities where little or no political change has occurred constrain or disrupt the national-level democratization process? How can Mexican leaders engineer a deconcentration of political power and a fiscal decentralization that do not simply strengthen authoritarian elites in the periphery?Drawing on recent field research in ten Mexican states, the contributors show how the increasingly uneven character of democratization in Mexico can be a significant obstacle to the completion of the process in an expeditious and lowconflict manner.
Categories: Political Science

International Zapatismo

International Zapatismo

... N . Zald ( eds ) , Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements : Political
Opportunities , Mobilizing Structures , and ... Mobilizing Structures , and Framing
Processes : Toward a Synthetic , Comparative Perspective on Social Movements
' ...

Author: Thomas Olesen

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119842099

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

View: 578

The Zapatista movement and its leader Subcomandante Marcos have attracted enormous political and scholarly attention ever since their uprising began in Chiapas, Mexico, in 1994. The movement not only struck a chord inside the country as Mexico was switching to neoliberal economics and attaching itself to the USA in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), but it rapidly evoked an extraordinary up-welling of political interest and solidarity in the Americas and worldwide. Thomas Olesen explores this phenomenon in the context of globalization and the networking and communications potential of the Internet. What is the infrastructure of the global Zapatista solidarity network? What activities has it engaged in? What enabled it to develop? What are the longer term implications for new kinds of political action and international solidarity? And what can social theory tell us about the new global patterns of social interaction that are emerging?
Categories: Political Science

European Journal of Political Research

European Journal of Political Research

If women's movements are beyond compare in conventional comparative political
research , they also appear to be beyond the comparative scope of recent
comparative social movement scholarship . In Comparative Perspectives on
Social ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021203224

Category: Political science

Page:

View: 302

Categories: Political science

Bible Gender and Nationalism in American Indian and Christian Right Activism

Bible  Gender and Nationalism in American Indian and Christian Right Activism

Pp . 23-40 in Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements , edited by Doug
McAdam , John McCarthy , and Mayer Zald . Cambridge : Cambridge University
Press . McAdam , Doug . 1996b . “ The Framing Function of Movement Tactics ...

Author: Andrea Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X67994

Category: Evangelicalism

Page: 982

View: 259

Categories: Evangelicalism

From Individual Welfare to Social Change

From Individual Welfare to Social Change

Perspectives on Social Movements : Political Opportunities , Mobilizing
Structures , and Cultural Framings , eds . ... Mobilizing Structures , and Framing
Processes - Toward a Synthetic , Comparative Perspective on Social Movements
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924087549162

Category: Labor movement

Page: 960

View: 180

Categories: Labor movement

Women s Movements the State and the Struggle for Abortion Rights

Women s Movements  the State  and the Struggle for Abortion Rights

Introduction : Opportunities , mobilizing structures , and framing processes
towards a synthetic , comparative perspective on social movements . ” in Doug
McAdam , John Mcarthy , and Mayer Zald ( eds . ) Comparative Perspectives on
Social ...

Author: Ana Maria Prata Amaral Pereira

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P01008443X

Category:

Page: 658

View: 310

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Civil Society and Democratization

Civil Society and Democratization

Kriesi, Hanspeter (1996) 'The Organizational Structue of New Social Movement
in a Political Context'. In Doug McAdam, John D. McCarthy and Mayer N. Zald (
eds), Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements: Political Opportunities, ...

Author: Somchai Phatharathananunth

Publisher: Nordic Inst of Asian Studies

ISBN: UCSC:32106018722915

Category: Political Science

Page: 251

View: 331

"This book is for anyone wondering whatever happened to Thailand's vanished Marxist insurgents or interested in understanding the forces behind the mass demonstrations of peasants that periodically descend on Bangkok. Specifically, the book investigates the struggle of an important social movement in Thailand, the Small Scale Farmers' Assembly of Isan (SSFAI), and examines the role of civil society in the process of democratization.
Categories: Political Science

Pursuing Membership in the Polity

Pursuing Membership in the Polity

The Spanish Gay and Lesbian Movement in Comparative Perspective, (1970-
1997) Kerman Calvo Borobia. Doug McAdam , and Charles ... Toward a
Synthetic , Comparative Perspective on Social Movements . In Comparative
Perspectives ...

Author: Kerman Calvo Borobia

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131824729

Category: Sociology

Page: 298

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Categories: Sociology