By Sarah A. Soule
This e-book examines anti-corporate activism within the usa, together with research of anti-corporate demanding situations linked to social events as diversified because the Civil Rights circulation and the Dolphin-Safe Tuna flow. utilizing a different dataset of protest occasions within the usa, the booklet indicates that anti-corporate activism is basically approximately company rules, items, and negligence. even if activists have consistently been distrustful of organisations and sought to alter them, till the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties, this used to be basically complete through looking executive rules of agencies or through equipped hard work. Sarah A. Soule strains the shift led to via deregulation and the decline in prepared hard work, which triggered activists to focus on firms at once, usually together with concentrating on the country. utilizing the literatures on contentious and personal politics, that are either crucial for figuring out anti-corporate activism, the publication offers a nuanced realizing of the altering focal issues of activism directed at businesses.
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To do this, we must recognize that much of what we have learned about movement consequences or outcomes has come from scholarship on the effects of movements on state targets. Nonetheless, this scholarship is useful as we begin to understand the effects of movements on corporations. I begin this chapter by offering a working definition of what I mean by social movements, contentious politics, and private politics. I argue that all three of these terms are essential to understanding anticorporate activism and its effects on corporations.
6 The bulk of research on outcomes examines how movements impact the state. The most commonly studied type of state response is a policy change; for example, McCammon, Campbell, Granberg, and Mowery (2001) examine how women’s suffrage activism, organization, and framing impacted state-level women’s suffrage laws (see also King, Cornwall, and Dahlin 2005) and Soule and her colleagues (Soule and Olzak 2004; I use the terms “outcomes,” “impacts,” and “consequences” interchangeably throughout this book.
Note that most of this work has implicitly or explicitly conceptualized anticorporate activism as private politics, though at times it may have been more accurately conceptualized as contentious politics. Some of this research has focused on how movements matter to policy decisions by organizations, including policy decisions of both corporations and non-profit organizations. , diversity, women’s and minority issues, and so on) in a high-tech firm and how this affected the firm’s policy decisions.