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Powerpoint_Intro_Lect_24 - What is a Social Movement Social...

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What is a Social Movement? Social movements are collective challenges, based on common purposes and social solidarities, in sustained interaction with elites, opponents, and authorities Collective/contentious action Common purpose Social solidarity Sustained interaction
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Determinants of Social Movement Activity Repertoires of contention Political opportunities and constraints Consensus mobilization and identities (framing processes) Resource mobilization and mobilizing structures
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Repertoires of Contention In any given culture at any given time there is a limited number of relatively structured routines or forms of protest Petitions, marches, strikes, rallies etc.
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Political Opportunities Sidney Tarrow Consistent – but not necessarily formal or permanent – dimensions of the political environment that provide incentives for collective action by affecting people’s expectations for success or failure Charles Tilly
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