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ERIC Number: EJ829673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7732
Opportunity for Whom?: Political Opportunity and Critical Events in Canadian Aboriginal Mobilization, 1951-2000
Ramos, Howard
Social Forces, v87 n2 p795-823 Dec 2008
Many social movement researchers question the usefulness of political opportunity as a concept. However, others argue that it can be refined by disaggregating different opportunities for actors and outcomes to understand the underlying mechanisms that influence each. This research extends this analysis by asking "political opportunity for whom?" Looking at Canadian Aboriginal mobilization, it assesses how different opportunities influence a broad range of movement actors and organizations. Using data from a 50-year period it assesses how contemporaneous, lagged and change regression modeling of opportunities affect results. The article finds that structural opportunities around resources robustly influence a wide range of mobilization. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure, 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada