Comparative Social Movements* FRANCISCO O. RAMIREZ San Francisco State University, San Francisco, U. S. A. IN THE LAST DECADE the dominant comparative perspective on social movements has been strongly challenged by an alternative perspective. Greatly simplifying, I refer to the former as the social-integration paradigm and to the latter as the resource-mobilization paradigm. The first section of this paper will identify the key concepts and assumptions of the social-integration paradigm and will cite representative research. The second section will proceed along similar lines, but will focus on theory and research within the resource- mobilization paradigm. I shall conclude each of these sections by noting some of the general criticisms that have been leveled against each theory/research group. The last section of the paper will note the development of the world- system perspective and will sketch its applications to the comparative study of social movements. Before proceeding, several caveats are in order. My focus is on sub- stantive, not methodological issues. A useful attempt to discuss some methodological problems in the comparative study of social movements may be found in the work of Snyder (1979). My review deals with literature regarding the relations between societal-level structures and processes and
International Journal of Comparative Sociology (in 2002 continued as Comparative Sociology) – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1981
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera