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Collective action in organizations interaction and engagement in an era of technological change

By: Bimber, Bruce A (Bruce Allen), 1961- | Flanagin, Andrew J | Stohl, Cynthia.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2012Description: xiii,224p. ill. 24 cm.ISBN: 9780521139632.Subject(s): AARP (Organization) | American Legion | MoveOn.org | Lobbying -- United States | Pressure groups -- United States | Associations, institutions, etc. -- United States | Political Science / Government / GeneralDDC classification: 322.40973
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1. Involvement in organizational collective action in an era of technological change; 2. The contemporary media environment and the evolution of boundaries in organization-based collective action; 3. The collective action space; 4. The American Legion, AARP, and MoveOn in collective action space; 5. Exploring collective action space; 6. Participatory styles, the individual, and the contemporary organization.
Summary: "This book explores how people participate in public life through organizations. The authors examine The American Legion, AARP, and MoveOn, and show surprising similarities across these three organizations"--Provided by publisher.Summary: "This book offers a new theory of collective action for the age of digital media, attesting to the continued relevance of formal organizations in a time when digital media can make it seem that organizations are outdated. The authors examine the dynamics of membership in three distinctive organizations: The American Legion, AARP, and MoveOn. They develop the theory of Collective Action Space to demonstrate the important dimensions of membership and use survey and interview data to explore commonalities across the organizations, each of which exhibits four ,♯p͠articipatory styles.,♯ T̮he book shows that predictors of participation vary greatly across participatory styles, and rather little across organizations. The book wrestles with a crucial feature of contemporary collective action, wherein technology does not necessarily make people participate more, but people consistently use technology when they participate. The result is a theoretically rich and empirically fresh portrait of collective action, organization, and technology"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: 1. Involvement in organizational collective action in an era of technological change; 2. The contemporary media environment and the evolution of boundaries in organization-based collective action; 3. The collective action space; 4. The American Legion, AARP, and MoveOn in collective action space; 5. Exploring collective action space; 6. Participatory styles, the individual, and the contemporary organization.

"This book explores how people participate in public life through organizations. The authors examine The American Legion, AARP, and MoveOn, and show surprising similarities across these three organizations"--Provided by publisher.

"This book offers a new theory of collective action for the age of digital media, attesting to the continued relevance of formal organizations in a time when digital media can make it seem that organizations are outdated. The authors examine the dynamics of membership in three distinctive organizations: The American Legion, AARP, and MoveOn. They develop the theory of Collective Action Space to demonstrate the important dimensions of membership and use survey and interview data to explore commonalities across the organizations, each of which exhibits four ,♯p͠articipatory styles.,♯ T̮he book shows that predictors of participation vary greatly across participatory styles, and rather little across organizations. The book wrestles with a crucial feature of contemporary collective action, wherein technology does not necessarily make people participate more, but people consistently use technology when they participate. The result is a theoretically rich and empirically fresh portrait of collective action, organization, and technology"--Provided by publisher.

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