This paper provides a framework for the analysis of social movements, drawing on political process theory (PPT). The author argues that the concept of political opportunity structure is still adequate, although it has to be re-conceptualized at various points. Firstly, when analyzing contentious politics or collective action, it is much more suitable to handle the social movement as the unit of analysis rather then the protest event. Attention should also be paid to how the concept is applied. Finally, cultural aspects and the context of multilevel governance are implemented into PPT. This framework is used in the second part of the paper to analyze the Czech women’s movement between 1989 and 2006.
Jak zkoumat sociální hnutí? Aktivismus ženských skupin v ČR
Vráblíková, Kateřina. 2007. „Jak zkoumat sociální hnutí? Aktivismus ženských skupin v ČR.“ Politologický časopis / Czech Journal of Political Science 14 (3): 224-246. ISSN 1211-3247.