About this book
- Book Title The Micro and Meso Levels of Activism
- Book Subtitle A Comparative Case Study of Attac France and Attac Germany
- Series Title Interest Groups, Advocacy and Democracy Series
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137264329
- Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
- eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection Social Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-26431-2
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-44297-3
- eBook ISBN 978-1-137-26432-9
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages VI, 232
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
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An interesting comparative study. Playing with the interaction of individual motives and organizational appeals, the author accounts for the diverging trajectories of the branches of Attac in Germany and France. Applying and testing a motivational model he develops a dynamical approach to protest participation.
Bert Klandermans, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Why do people join, participate in, and leave social movement organizations (SMOs)? What can explain these organizations' diverse trajectories? Daniel Stockemer analyzes these theoretical issues by comparing the French and German branches of ATTAC, the influential spearhead of the alter-globalization movement. His nuanced account cogently demonstrates the value of integrating theoretical analyses of collective action with an empirical focus on the dynamics of SMOs.
Mark Kesselman, Professor Emeritus of Government, Department of Politics, Columbia University, USA.