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The Political Context of Collective Action : European Political Science - Ricca Edmondson

The Political Context of Collective Action

European Political Science

By: Ricca Edmondson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th October 1997
ISBN: 9780415169417
Number Of Pages: 256

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The study of social and popular movements continues to attract great interest, but little is known of political activity which takes place outside of traditional political structures. Tnis volume looks at informal political action which arises when conventional frameworks, such as those provided by welfare states, are in crisis or decline. At such times the usual expectations about politcal action may not apply, so what actually goes on?
Greatly expanding the scope for research into collective action, this volume will be of great interest to students and researchers of politics and sociology interested in this important area.

Series editor's prefacep. vii
List of tablesp. x
List of contributorsp. xi
Introduction: the context of collective political actionp. 1
Relations between context and action: knowledge and ontology
Movement in context: women and miners' campaigns in Britainp. 15
The merging of context into collective actionp. 33
Technology and context: the impact of collective action on the development of knowledgep. 47
Social movement theory and the political context of collective actionp. 64
Collective action in political context
Shaping collective action: structure, contingency and knowledgep. 81
Soil pollution, community action and political opportunitiesp. 105
Context and interpretation in managing the long-term unemployed: implementing an 'active labour-market policy' in Dutch citiesp. 126
Problems of collective action for associations of the unemployed in France and in Irelandp. 146
Neighbourhoods in the city: contexts for participation in politics?p. 163
Collective action: knowledge, power and democracy
Participatory expertise and the politics of local knowledge: a post-positivist perspectivep. 183
Integrating contexts: are there general rules for contextualising political decision-making?p. 196
Knowledge, rhetoric and political action in contextp. 210
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780415169417
ISBN-10: 0415169410
Series: European Political Science
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 30th October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1