Multi-Sectoral Coalitions and Popular Movement Participation

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The article focuses on varying protest intensities of social movement activists in an authoritarian political environment. Drawing on a sample of participants in El Salvador's El movimiento popular, the paper examines how structural location in the resistance movement's multi-sectoral organizational infrastructure shapes the level of participation. Those motivated by state repression and maintaining multiple or cross-sectoral organizational ties exhibited higher levels of protest participation. The findings suggest that more attention be given to how the multi-sectoral network structure of opposition coalitions induces micro-mobilization processes of individual participation in high-risk collective action. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.




Almeida, P. D. (2005). Multi-Sectoral Coalitions and Popular Movement Participation. Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change.

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