Posted by Kevin Gillan
on May 5, 2007 in Articles & Papers
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Paper presented to 57th Political Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Bath, April 2007. At the heart of social movements lie structures of beliefs and values that guide critical action and aid activists’ understandings. These are worthy of interrogation, not least because they contain points of articulation with ideational formations found in both mainstream politics and academia. They offer an alternative view of society, economy and polity that is grounded in protagonists’ experience and struggle. However, the ideational content of social movements is...