Political Antecedents

  • Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh
Part of the Perspectives in Comparative Politics book series (PCP)


Some social-movement theorists—especially those whose approach is either an indigenous-community or a popular-culture approach—have described social movements as the offspring of earlier forms of nonelite politics that furnished prerequisites for a new movement. Several journalists and scholars who study German politics, among them Kim Holmes (1983), Werner Hülsberg (1988), Andrei Markovits and Philip Gorski (1993), and Elim Papadakis (1984), have observed such cross-pollination processes at work in the case of the West German Greens. As Markovits and Gorski (1993: 81) put it, the Green Party movement

[d]oes not lend itself easily to metaphors of diffusion and intensification … did not “spread” from a central location… or a central organization. … Rather it possessed the character of a “crazy quilt,” gradually sewn together out of a multitude of smaller leftovers and scraps of “new materials.”


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