CULTURAL CONTEXT OF MULTILEVEL COLLECTIVE SOCIAL ACTIONS: FRAMING, REFLECTION, RESONANCE AND THE IMPACT OF GLOBAL AND LOCAL ANTI-POVERTY MOVEMENTS
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In political science as well as in other social sciences much attention has been paid during recent years to the rapid growth of national and transnational activist networks and their increasing impact on domestic and world politics. Together with the proliferation of literature on the topic, concepts of collective action frames, framing processes, mobilizing ideas and meanings and their cultural resonance have gained considerable currency. However, less has been written about the possibilities of and the constraints on the circulation of collective action frames or about the connection between the cultural adaptation of frames and the results of actual collective struggles. The paper explores this understudied issue both theoretically and empirically. After identifying possible links between collective action framing processes and the representational practices of particular cultures based on a review of existing theoretical approaches, the functional consequences are demonstrated by the example of the Global Call for Action against Poverty international campaign and the Czech national variant.
- Stepanka Zemanova, Jan Masaryk Centre of International Studies, Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague Nám. W. Churchilla 3, 130 67 Praha 4, Czech Republic
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