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- DescriptionIt is widely recognized that social movements may spread - or 'diffuse' - from one site to ather. Such diffusion, however, is a complex and multidimensional process that involves different actors, networks, and mechanisms. This complexity has spawned a large body of literature on different aspects of the diffusion process, yet a comprehensive framework remains an elusive target. This book is a response to that need, and its framework focuses on three basic analytical questions. First, what is being diffused? Second, how does diffusion occur? Finally, what is the impact of diffusion on organizational development and shifts in the scale of contentious politics? This volume suggests that diffusion is t a simple matter of political contagion or imitation; rather, it is a creative and strategic process marked by political learning, adaptation, and invation.
- Author BiographyRebecca Kolins Givan is Assistant Professor at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University and has previously held positions at Cardiff Business School and the London School of Economics. She has published in the areas of healthcare work, trade unions, and comparative industrial relations. Sarah A. Soule is the Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She received her Ph.D. from Cornell University and has previously taught at the University of Arizona and Cornell University. She is the author of Contention and Corporate Social Responsibility and a co-author (with David Snow) of A Primer on Social Movements. She has published papers on social movements, organizations, and political change in the United States. Kenneth M. Roberts is Professor of Government and the Robert S. Harrison Director of the Institute for the Social Sciences at Cornell University. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and has previously taught at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Deepening Democracy? The Modern Left and Social Movements in Chile and Peru, along with other writings on populism, party systems, and political change in Latin America.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication26/07/2010
- SubjectPolitics & Government: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note9 b/w illus. 8 tables
- Weight400 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byKenneth M. Roberts,Rebecca Kolins Givan,Sarah A. Soule
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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