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Social Movements

Ruud Koopmans

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780199270125
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199270125.003.0037

Series: OXFORD HANDBOOKS POL SCIENCE SERI OHPS C

 Social Movements

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This article looks at social movements and democracy. It examines the theoretical perspectives on social movements, such as resource mobilization and the political opportunity structure. The current challenges of social movements are discussed in the second section of the article. Finally, the article concludes with a discussion of the place of social movements in political science.

Keywords: social movements; democracy; democratization; theoretical perspectives; resource mobilization; political opportunity structure; current challenges; political science

Article.  6447 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics ; Political Institutions

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