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Author McAdam, Doug,
Title Putting social movements in their place : explaining opposition to energy projects in the United States, 2000-2005 / Doug McAdam, Hilary Schaffer Boudet.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Series Cambridge studies in contentious politics
Cambridge studies in contentious politics.
Subject Energy development -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Protest movements -- United States.
Alt Name Boudet, Hilary, 1979-
Description 1 online resource (xii, 266 pages) : illustrations.
Summary "This book reports the results of a comparative study of 20 communities earmarked for environmentally risky energy projects. The authors find the overall level of emergent opposition to the projects very low, and they seek to explain that variation and impact it had on the proposed projects"-- Provided by publisher.
"The field of social movement studies has expanded dramatically over the past three decades. But as it has done so, its focus has become increasingly narrow and 'movement-centric'. When combined with the tendency to select successful struggles for study, the conceptual and methodological conventions of the field conduce to a decidedly Ptolemaic view of social movements: one that exaggerates the frequency and causal significance of movements as a form of politics. This book reports the results of a comparative study, not of movements, but of 20 communities earmarked for environmentally risky energy projects. In stark contrast to the central thrust of the social movement literature, the authors find that the overall level of emergent opposition to the projects to have been very low, and they seek to explain that variation and the impact, if any, it had on the ultimate fate of the proposed projects"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents From Copernicus to Ptolemy and (hopefully) back again -- Comparing communities 'at risk' for mobilization -- Explaining variation in the level of opposition to energy projects -- Does opposition matter?: mobilization and project outcome -- From not in my backyard to not in anyone's backyard: the emergence of regional movements against liquefied natural gas -- Back to the future: returning to a Copernican approach to the study of contention.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-257) and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139376075 (electronic bk.)
1139376071 (electronic bk.)
9781139380362 (electronic bk.)
1139380362 (electronic bk.)
9781139377508 (electronic bk.)
1139377507 (electronic bk.)
9781139105811 (electronic book)
1139105817 (electronic book)
9781107020665 (hbk.)
1107020662 (hbk.)
9781107650312 (pbk.)
1107650313 (pbk.)
OCLC # 795123397
Additional Format Print version: McAdam, Doug. Putting social movements in their place 9781107020665 (DLC) 2011036706 (OCoLC)748941808