Social Movements and Organization Theory

Although the fields of organization theory and social movement theory have long been viewed as belonging to different worlds, recent events have intervened, reminding us that organizations are becoming more movement-like and volatile and politicized while movements are more likely to borrow strategies from organizations. Topics covered in this volume range from globalization and transnational social movement organizations to community recycling programs. Integrative literature reviews and commentaries are followed by state-of-the-art empirical studies of varied movements and organizations. Organizations, in their modern configuration, now behave more like movements than their bureaucratic forbears. Organizations and movements need to be viewed as two phases within the same, more general, process of creating and reforming social structures.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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