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作者 Dosh, Paul Gandhi Joseph
書名 Demanding the land: Urban social movements and local politics in Peru and Ecuador
國際標準書號 9780542007668
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說明 272 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 66-02, Section: A, page: 0741
Chair: David Collier
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of California, Berkeley, 2004
What contributes to the success or failure of social movements, both in terms of achieving their objectives and in terms of movement survival? In order to investigate this question, I examine the widespread Latin American phenomena of illegal land seizures and informal squatter settlement development. Based on 10 neighborhood case studies in Peru and Ecuador, I develop a three-part explanation for how invasion organizations mobilize, why they succeed or fail, and why they endure or disappear
First, I argue that understanding the choice of mobilization strategy selection requires both a macro and micro longitudinal perspective. At the macro level, changing patterns of mobilization only become clear when we examine the evolution of diverse invasion organization characteristics over time. At the micro level, the strategy choices of new types of organizations follow a predictable "life cycle" that is replicated in different political and geographic contexts. Second, I introduce a new conceptualization of organizational strategies and neighborhood regimes that helps to specify causal hypotheses drawn from the theory of political opportunity structures. Resource acquisition outcomes can thereby be understood as resulting from factors both external and internal to invasion organizations. Third, I argue that the key to organizational survival is found in agenda-setting practices that permit achievement of central objectives without compromising the mobilizational momentum of the organization. More broadly, these claims suggest that the success and failure of social movements in general can only be understood through both an evolutionary conceptualization of different modes of political participation, activation, and identity, and through attention to both the external and internal aspects of political processes
School code: 0028
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 66-02A
主題 Political Science, General
Sociology, General
Urban and Regional Planning
Alt Author University of California, Berkeley
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