Conceptual and Theoretical Debates on Social Movement Studies

Authors

  • Mahendra Sapkota Central Department of Rural Development Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jps.v21i1.39280

Keywords:

Collective identity, social movement, movement theories, research implications

Abstract

This paper is a review based synthesis on the conceptual and theoretical debates on social movements (SMs). It aims to analyse the debate from different theoretical lens which are popularly used in the studies of SMs. The paper then explores prominent research issues that could be grounded at the local contexts of the movements.  The main argument of the paper is that the discourse of SM is not linear and monolithic. Rather, it is a poly centric notion and thus essentially contested in terms of theorization and research.

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Published

2021-08-22

How to Cite

Sapkota, M. (2021). Conceptual and Theoretical Debates on Social Movement Studies. Journal of Political Science, 21(1), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.3126/jps.v21i1.39280

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