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Title:Struggles for Recognition: Analyzing Democratization Effects of Social Movements
Author(s):Shelton-Boodram, Alcarcilus C.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Carol Skalnik Leff; Dianne M. Pinderhughes
Department / Program:Political Science
Discipline:Political Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Theory and Methods
Abstract:The objective of this work is to examine a model of social movement processes. The three traditional processes of social movements are incorporated into one model in order to allow a comparative discussion of the regime process encountered, identity and claim formulations used, and the shifts in the scale and scope of a movement. Movements having such a broad impact are termed struggles for recognition and culminate from the combined impact of interactions and discourses in the form of mechanisms. Each process---regime policy changes, reformulations of objectives and identities, and scale and scope shifts---has a set of associated mechanisms that dialectically impact the development, emergence and escalation of a social movement as it evolves into a struggle for recognition of citizenship status. This struggle for recognition evolves from an ongoing movement being strongly influenced by a trigger event. The Civil Rights Movement and the collective actions of citizens in the United Kingdom are investigated in this work as they are two movements with similar trigger events.
Issue Date:2009
Description:289 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3363090
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2009

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