The dualism of movements and institutions. A structurational approach towards the two concepts

  • In studies of social mobilization, the distinction between institutions and organizations is often as blurry as the instant of time from which on we can actually speak of a proper movement. Using the idea of a `duality of structure’ as a starting point, this article suggests a way of fixing the boundaries: a brief analysis of the South African Landless People’s Movement demonstrates the merit of conceiving of movements as aggregate actors with shared common objectives and common norms, which institutionalize particular modes of cooperation by purposefully drawing on existing institutions in order to shape functioning internal structures.

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Author:David Betge
Parent Title (German):Bretterblog
Document Type:Report
Date of Publication (online):2016/08/31
Date of first Publication:2016/08/31
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2016/09/06
Die Beiträge der Autorinnen und Autoren auf dem Bretterblog stehen unter einer Creative Commons Namensnennung-NichtKommerziell-KeineBearbeitung 3.0 Unported Lizenz. Reposts sowie Zitate aus den Beiträgen sind nur bei Nennung des Namens der jeweiligen Autorin oder des jeweiligen Autors sowie bei Verlinkung des Originalposts zulässig.
Institutes:Gesellschaftswissenschaften / Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 32 Politikwissenschaft / 320 Politikwissenschaft
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung 3.0