Social Movements and American Political Institutions

Social Movements and American Political Institutions

by Anne N. Costain
     
 

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This volume combines chapters by a distinguished group of social movement scholars, from both sociology and political science, who use perspectives ranging from political process theory to rational choice and collective action approaches to evaluate the functioning of institutions of American government and the public policies that they produce. A diverse group of

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This volume combines chapters by a distinguished group of social movement scholars, from both sociology and political science, who use perspectives ranging from political process theory to rational choice and collective action approaches to evaluate the functioning of institutions of American government and the public policies that they produce. A diverse group of movements and interests are featured: women, public interest, native America, the environment, the Christian Right, abortion, gay rights, and homelessness among them.

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Solid interesting work.
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Fresh and original.
— Mack C. Shelley II, Iowa State University
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Political scientists and a few sociologists synthesize research from the past two decades on social movement such as those for civil rights, women, the environment, and Protestant fundamentalism, and demonstrate how the findings can be applied to the study of US politics. The 17 studies progress from broad questions about how theories of American institutions might be changed by the approach, to focused applications of current social movement theory to particular institutions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847683574
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Series:
People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.96(d)

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