Multi-sectoral coalitions and popular movement participation


Almeida, Paul D. 2005. “Multi-sectoral coalitions and popular movement participation”. Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change 26:63–99.
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Multi-sectoral coalitions and popular movement participation


The article focuses on varying protest intensities of social movement activists
in an authoritarian political environment. Drawing on a sample of
participants in El Salvador’s El movimiento popular, the paper examines
how structural location in the resistance movement’s multi-sectoral organizational
infrastructure shapes the level of participation. Those motivated
by state repression and maintaining multiple or cross-sectoral
organizational ties exhibited higher levels of protest participation. The
findings suggest that more attention be given to how the multi-sectoral
network structure of opposition coalitions induces micro-mobilization
processes of individual participation in high-risk collective action.

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