Senior Project Advisor
Singleton, Sara (Sara G.)
Mobilization, Resources, Political opportunity
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.
Gentry, Mimi, "The Failure to Move: The Role of Participant Beliefs in Social Movement Success" (2006). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 168.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Social movements; Social movements--India--Case studies; Social movements--Arizona--Case studies
student projects; term papers
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