Quotation Willems, Jurgen. 2012. Social movement structures in relation to goals and forms of action: An exploratory model. Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research.


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This article describes a theoretical taxonomy of the structural features of social movements. We begin by using two classification criteria to analyze the types of relations that characterize the structure of social movements. From there, we look at how differences in structure relate to different goals and forms of action. We then derive a four-fold classification system based on formalization and hierarchy of relationships. For each classification we provide case descriptions of social movements (or parts thereof) using literature on how different movement structures support different types of goals and forms of action. Furthermore, we discuss the dynamics of social movements (or parts thereof) and how their classification may evolve. By doing so, we illustrate how changes in structure, goals, and forms of action mutually influence each other.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title Social movement structures in relation to goals and forms of action: An exploratory model.
Title of whole publication Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research
Year 2012
URL https://www.researchgate.net/publication/235411227_Social_Movement_Structures_in_Relation_to_Goals_and_Forms_of_Action_An_Exploratory_Model

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Willems, Jurgen (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5234 Administrative science (Details)
5308 Management sciences (Details)
5363 Non-profit-sector research (NPO, NPI) (Details)
5951 E-government (Details)
6906 Public research (Details)
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