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Direct action, deliberation, and diffusion : collective action after the WTO protests in Seattle

Author: Lesley J Wood
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge studies in contentious politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What are the micro-level interactions and conversations that underlie successful and failed diffusion? By comparing the spread of direct action tactics from the 1999 Global Justice Movement protests against the World Trade Organization in Seattle to grassroots activists in Toronto and New York, Lesley Wood argues that dynamics of deliberation among local activists both aided and blocked diffusion. To analyze the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
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Wood, Lesley J.
Direct action, deliberation, and diffusion.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012003301
(OCoLC)772109819
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley J Wood
ISBN: 9781139380379 1139380370 9781139377515 1139377515 9781139105859 113910585X
OCLC Number: 794383804
Awards: Winner of John Porter Tradition of Excellence Book Award, Canadian Sociological Association 2013
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 186 pages).
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The Seattle Cycle: 1998-2002; 3.The Seattle Tactics; 4. The Organizations Most Likely to Adopt; 5. Regimes on Repertoires; 6. Opinion Leaders; 7. Talking about a Revolution; 8. Talking about Smashing; 9. Not Like Us; 10. The Cops and the Courts; 11. After 9/11: Rethinking and Reengaging; 12. Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in contentious politics.
Responsibility: Lesley J. Wood, York University, Ontario.

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