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The Micro and Meso Levels of Activism

A Comparative Case Study of Attac France and Germany

Authors: Stockemer, D.

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Focusing on the Attac movements in France and Germany, this book seeks to explain the dramatic differences that exist between the individual and organisational levels of activism. The author derives engagement patterns for various types of activists and develops a typology of social movement organisations positing possible trends in membership.

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Daniel Stockemer is an Assistant Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Daniel is interested in questions of political participation and representation. Among others, his work has appeared in European Union Politics, Electoral Studies and the International Political Science Review.

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An interesting comparative study. Playing with the interaction of individual motives and organizational appeals, the author accounts for the diverging trajectories of the branches of Attac in Germany and France. Applying and testing a motivational model he develops a dynamical approach to protest participation.

Bert Klandermans, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands

Why do people join, participate in, and leave social movement organizations (SMOs)? What can explain these organizations' diverse trajectories? Daniel Stockemer analyzes these theoretical issues by comparing the French and German branches of ATTAC, the influential spearhead of the alter-globalization movement. His nuanced account cogently demonstrates the value of integrating theoretical analyses of collective action with an empirical focus on the dynamics of SMOs.

Mark Kesselman, Professor Emeritus of Government, Department of Politics, Columbia University, USA.


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Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Micro and Meso Levels of Activism
Book Subtitle
A Comparative Case Study of Attac France and Germany
Authors
Series Title
Interest Groups, Advocacy and Democracy Series
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-26432-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137264329
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-26431-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44297-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 232
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