Informing Activists: How much does the political environment affect my cause?

David Meyer

How much does the political environment affect my cause?

Recommended Readings:

Classic

Kitschelt, Herbert P. 1986. “Political Opportunity Structures and Political Protest: Anti-Nuclear Movements in Four Democracies.” British Journal of Political Science 16(1):57-85.

Review

Meyer, David S. and Debra C. Minkoff. 2004. “Conceptualizing Political Opportunity.” Social Forces 82(4):1457-92.

Contemporary

Chan, Kin-man and Yan Zhou. 2014. “Political Opportunity and the Anti-Dam Movement in China: A Case Study of Nu River.” Pp. 311-30 in Social Issues in China, Vol. 1, International Perspectives on Social Policy, Administration, and Practice, edited by Z. Hao and S. Chen: Springer New York.


We would like to thank the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for their support of the Youth Activism Project through the Youth and Participatory Politics Research Network.

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