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Political Opportunity Structures and Political Protest: Anti-Nuclear Movements in Four Democracies

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  • Kitschelt, Herbert P.

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Since the 1960s, successive protest movements have challenged public policies, established modes of political participation and socio-economic institutions in advanced industrial democracies. Social scientists have responded by conducting case studies of such movements. Comparative analyses, particularly cross-national comparisons of social movements, however, remain rare, although opportunities abound to observe movements with similar objectives or forms of mobilization in diverse settings.

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  • Kitschelt, Herbert P., 1986. "Political Opportunity Structures and Political Protest: Anti-Nuclear Movements in Four Democracies," British Journal of Political Science, Cambridge University Press, vol. 16(1), pages 57-85, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:bjposi:v:16:y:1986:i:01:p:57-85_00
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