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The Future of Social Movement Research: Dynamics, Mechanisms, and Processes

Jacquelien van Stekelenburg, Conny Roggeband, and Bert Klandermans


Have the dynamics of contention changed? This is the question that was asked to the social movement scholars who contributed to this volume. The easy answer to the question is “we don’t know, as we haven’t done the proper longitudinal research.” At the same time, it is hard to believe that the dynamics of contention have not changed. The past years the world seems in constant turmoil, whether we look at China, the Arab world, the African continent, Latin America, Central Europe or the Western world. What is remarkable, however, is that everything came together in so many parts of the world. Ou ... More

Keywords: dynamics of contention, social movement, mobilization, demand, organizations, networks

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816686513
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816686513.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacquelien van Stekelenburg, editor

Conny Roggeband, editor

Bert Klandermans, editor

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I Grievances and Identities: The Demand Side of Participation

1 The Dynamics of Demand

Bert Klandermans

2 Is the Internet Creating New Reasons to Protest?

Francesca Polletta, Pang Ching Bobby Chen, Beth Gharrity Gardner, and Alice Motes

4 “Protest against Whom?”: The Role of Collective Meaning Making in Politicization

Marjoka van Doorn, Jacomijne Prins, and Saskia Welschen

II Organizations and Networks: The Supply Side of Contention

III Dynamics of Mobilization

11 Mobilizing for Change in a Changing Society

Jacquelien van Stekelenburg and Marije Boekkooi

IV The Changing Context of Contention


Bert Klandermans

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