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Routing the Opposition: Social Movements, Public Policy, and Democracy

Routing the Opposition: Social Movements, Public Policy, and Democracy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816644803
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 08/08/2005
Series: Social Movements, Protest and Contention Series , #23
Edition description: 1
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 826,400
Product dimensions: 5.87(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David S. Meyer is professor of sociology and political science; Valerie Jenness is professor of criminology, law, and society and sociology; and Helen Ingram is professor of social ecology, all at the University of California, Irvine.Contributors: Edwin Amenta, New York U.; Lee Ann Banaszak, Penn State U; Frank R. Baumgartner, Penn State U; Ryken Grattet, U of California, Davis; Mrill Ingram, U of Wisconsin, Madison; Mary Fainsod Katzenstein, Cornell U; Christine Mahoney; John D. McCarthy, Penn State U; Suzanne Mettler, Syracuse U; Ellen Reese, U of California, Riverside.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction: Social Movements and Public Policy: Eggs, Chicken, and TheoryDavid S. Meyer Part I: Context Matters and Patterns of Influence: Agendas and Alliances1. Political Contexts, Challenger Strategies and Mobilization: Explaining the Impact of the Townsend PlanEdwin Amenta2. Social Movements, the Rise of New Issues, and the Public AgendaFrank Baumgartner and Christine Mahoney3. Velcro Triangles: Elite Mobilization of Local Anti-Drug Issue CoalitionsJohn D. McCarthy Part II: The Social Movement-State Nexus: The Structure and Consequences of Interpenetration4. Creating Credible Edibles: The Organic Agriculture Movement and the Emergence of U.S. Federal Organic StandardsMrill Ingram and Helen Ingram5. Inside and Outside the State: Movement Insider Status, Tactics, and Public Policty AchievementsLee Ann Banaszak6. The Policy Nexus: Professional Networks and the Formulation and Adoption of Worker's Compensation ReformsRyken Grattet Part III: The Nature of the Field: Impacts on Participation, Mobilization, and Identity7. Policy Feedback Effects for Collective Action: Lessons from Veterans' ProgramsSuzanne Mettler8. Rights without Citizenship: Activist Politics and Prison Reform in the United StatesMary Fainsod Katzenstein9. Policy Threats and Social Movement Coalitions: California's Campaign to Restore Legal Immigrants' Rights to WelfareEllen Reese Conclusion: Social Movements, Public Policy and Democracy: Rethinking the NexusValerie Jenness, David S. Meyer, and Helen Ingram ContributorsIndex

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