movement organizational structure and policy change

A loyal orghead asked me about research that links a social movement’s organizational structure to policy outcomes. I didn’t have a great answer, so I am asking the readers for references on this issue. I did offer, though, suggestions on texts that deal with with movement organizations and their structure and the relationship to outcomes of various types:

Please use the comments to add your own recommendations.

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Written by fabiorojas

September 13, 2014 at 12:01 am

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  1. The Fitzgerald and Rodgers article is extremely problematic. They describe a variant of organizations that is, first of all, only applicable within western democracies, and, second, does a poor job of distinguishing radical organizations from other SMOs.

    A better account is Donatella della Porta’s 1995 book.



    September 13, 2014 at 5:47 am

  2. Thanks for sharing my query, Fabio.

    To add, in case it might prompt more responses, I’m specifically interested in comparing movements and political parties (as distinct org structures) viz a viz policy outcomes. So not just social movements.



    September 19, 2014 at 8:09 pm

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