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ERIC Number: EJ460406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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ISSN: ISSN-0002-9602
A Hero for the Aged? The Townsend Movement, the Political Mediation Model, and U.S. Old-Age Policy, 1934-1950.
Amenta, Edwin; And Others
American Journal of Sociology, v98 n2 p308-39 Sep 1992
Examines the Depression era Townsend Movement that pressed for old age pensions. Compares this movement with a model social movement to explore what facilitates the development of movements and what determines their success or failure. Concludes that the political mediation model explains successes as reinforced political action with strong member organization under favorable political conditions. (DK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Language: English
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