Organizational linkages, ideological association and small group political protest: a case study of an unemployment protest organization

Kennedy, John M.(John Michael) (1987) Organizational linkages, ideological association and small group political protest: a case study of an unemployment protest organization. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This is a participant-observation study of how links to various local reformist/radical protest organizations help to shape the ideology of a group formed to protest unemployment. The ideological orientation of this unemployment political action group is examined in relation to a network of political activist groups that constitute a 'radical horizon'. Participation in this network limits the development of political sectarian tendencies among the unemployed protest group under study. The horizon provides external ideological inputs that help to broaden the political worldview of the activists who compose the protest organization known as the Committee of the Unemployed (COUP). Furthermore, participation in the horizon serves to explain why the political worldview of these unemployed activists differ considerably from the political worldview of the unemployed in general.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5950
Item ID: 5950
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 111-116.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Sociology
Date: 1987
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Committee of the Unemployed (N.L.); Small groups--Research; Political action committees--Newfoundland and Labrador

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