Social Movements and Organization Theory

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April 2009



Although the fields of organization theory and social movement theory have long been viewed as belonging to different worlds, recent events have intervened, reminding us that organizations are becoming more movement-like and volatile and politicized while movements are more likely to borrow strategies from organizations. Topics covered in this volume range from globalization and transnational social movement organizations to community recycling programs.


Part I. Creating a Common Framework: 1. Organizations and movements Doug McAdam and W. Richard Scott; 2. Where do we stand? Common mechanisms in organizations and social movements research John L. Campbell; Part II. Political and Mobilization Context: 3. Institutional variation in the evolution of social movements: competing logics and the spread of recycling advocacy groups Michael Lounsbury; 4. Elite mobilizations for antitakeover legislation, 1982-1990 Timothy Vogus and Gerald F. Davis; 5. Institutionalization as a contested, multilevel process: the case of rate regulation in American fire insurance Marc Schneiberg and Sarah A. Soule; 6. From struggle to settlement: the crystallization of a field of lesbian/gay organizations in San Francisco, 1969-1973 Elizabeth Armstrong; Part III. Social Movement Organizations: Form and Structure: 7. Persistence and change among federated social movement organizations John McCarthy; 8. Globalization and transnational social movement organizations Jackie Smith; Part IV. Movements Penetrating Organizations: 9. How do social movements penetrate organizations? Environmental impact and organizational response Mayer N. Zald, Calvin Morrill, and Hayagreeva Rao; 10. Organizational change as an orchestrated social movement: recruitment to a corporate quality initiative David Strang and Dong-Il Jung; 11. Subventing our stories of subversion Maureen A. Scully and W. E. Douglas Creed; Part V. Conclusion: 12. Social change, social theory, and the convergence of movements and organizations Gerald F. Davis and Mayer N. Zald; 12. Two kinds of stuff: the current encounter of social movements and organizations Elizabeth Clemens.


Gerald Davis received his PhD in Organizational Behavior at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and subsequently taught at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business. He spent academic year 1997/1998 as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, and has been at the University of Michigan since then. Davis's research examines the influence of politics and social networks on the evolution and structure of the institutions of corporate governance, and conversely on the influences of financial globalization on social structure and politics. His work has appeared in the Administrative Science Quarterly, the American Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological Review, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Research in Organization Behavior, Strategic Organization, and elsewhere. In 2003 he was elected to be Chair of the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management. He is also a member of the American Sociological Association and serves on the editorial boards of Administrative Science Quarterly and Strategic Organization. Doug McAdam is Professor of Sociology at Stanford University and Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He is the author or co-author of ten books and more than 50 articles in the area of political sociology, with a special emphasis on the study of social movements and revolutions. Among his best known works are Political Process and the Development of Black Insurgency, 1930-1970, a new edition of which was published in 1999 (University of Chicago Press), Freedom Summer (1988, Oxford University Press), which was awarded the 1990 C. Wright Mills Award as well as being a finalist for the American Sociological Association's best book prize for 1991. His most recent book is Dynamics of Contention (2001, Cambridge University Press), with Sid Tarrow and Charles Tilly. He was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003. W. Richard Scott received his Ph.D degree from the University of Chicago. He is now Professor Emeritus of Sociology, with courtesy appointments in the School of Business, School of Education, and School of Medicine, at Stanford University. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books, the most recent being Institutional Change and Healthcare Organizations 2002, with Ruef, Mendel and Caronna; Institutions and Organizations, 2001 (2nd ed), and Organizations: Rational, Natural and Open Systems 2003 (5th ed). Mayer N. Zald is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been Chairman of the Section on Occupations, Organizations and Work and the Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements, both of the American Sociological Association. He has also been Vice-President and a Council Member of the ASA. A two time Fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, he is the author of numerous books and articles, including Organizational Change: The Political Economy of the YMCA (Chicago, 1970) and editor (with Doug McAdam and John McCarthy) of Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements (Cambridge, 1996).


"Davis, McAdam, Scott, and Zald have assembled superb scholarso in an enterprise that is truly more than the sum of its parts." Frank Dobbin, Harvard University "...fascinating and fruitful. The book breaks important new ground..." Neil Fligstein, University of California, Berkeley "In his influential statement on the development of middlerange theory, Merton pressed social scientists to develop "a progressively more general conceptual scheme that is adequate to consolidate groups of special theories." Despite this call to action, scholarship in many substantive areas, including administrative science, has become increasingly balkanized and dominated by specialized concerns. Social Movements and Organization Theory is a welcome antidote to this trend, deftly combining theory and empirical findings from two of the most vibrant areas of sociology... [A] must read for researchers in both fields." Administrative Science Quarterly "a groundbreaking work such as this reflects the innovation of its sources rather than its comprehensiveness, so its implications are more far reaching than can be covered in one volume. These essays represent, nonetheless, considerable progress towards the integration of two perspectives encompassing social change and stability and will serve as an invaluable resource to students of social movements and organizations for years to come." - Mathew E. Archibald, Emory University "Social Movements and Organizational theory is a significant, theoretically edited volume that draws on senior scholars of organization thory and social movements organizations...this limited space cannot begin to do justice to the rich and varied contributions of this book" - Heidi Swarts, Rutgers University, Perspectives on Politics
EAN: 9780521839495
ISBN: 0521839491
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Contentio'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2009
Seitenanzahl: 434 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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