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Social Movements and Organization Theory

ISBN-10: 0521548365
ISBN-13: 9780521548366
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/9/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 454
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Although the fields of organization theory and social movement theory have long been viewed as belonging to different worlds, recent events have intervened, reminding us that organizations are becoming more movement-like and volatile and politicized while movements are more likely to borrow strategies from organizations. Topics covered in this volume range from globalization and transnational social movement organizations to community recycling programs.

Contributors
Preface
Creating a Common Framework
Organizations and Movements
Where Do We Stand? Common Mechanisms in Organizations and Social Movements Research
Political and Mobilization Context
Institutional Variation in the Evolution of Social Movements: Competing Logics and the Spread of Recycling Advocacy Groups
Elite Mobilizations for Antitakeover Legislation, 1982-1990
Institutionalization as a Contested, Multilevel Process: The Case of Rate Regulation in American Fire Insurance
From Struggle to Settlement: The Crystallization of a Field of Lesbian/Gay Organizations in San Francisco, 1969-1973
Social Movement Organizations: Form and Structure
Persistence and Change Among Nationally Federated Social Movements
Globalization and Transnational Social Movement Organizations
Movements Penetrating Organizations
The Impact of Social Movements on Organizations: Environment and Responses
Organizational Change as an Orchestrated Social Movement: Recruitment to a Corporate Quality Initiative
Subverting Our Stories of Subversion
Conclusion
Social Change, Social Theory, and the Convergence of Movements and Organizations
Two Kinds of Stuff: The Current Encounter of Social Movements and Organizations
References
Author Index

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