Senior Project Advisor

Singleton, Sara (Sara G.)

Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Spring 2006

Keywords

Mobilization, Resources, Political opportunity

Abstract

Social movement theorists have identified three elements that greatly affect the likelihood of emergence and growth of a movement: resources, political opportunity, and participant motivations or beliefs. Of these three, resources are often held as the most important factor in the success of a movement, particularly in resource mobilization theory. This essay seeks to address and evaluate the often undervalued role of beliefs in the participant mobilization process and to refute claims that a favorable environment alone can ignite and sustain a movement regardless of participant attitudes.

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Social movements; Social movements--India--Case studies; Social movements--Arizona--Case studies

Geographic Coverage

India; Arizona

Genre/Form

student projects; term papers

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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