In the book, Political Process and the Development of Black Insurgency, 1930-1970, Doug McAdam introduces the political process model of social movement emergence, which he presents as “an alternative to the classical resource mobilization perspectives”. McAdam proposes that the political process model can be used to explain the emergence of social movements. The model suggests that social movements result from a combination of factors, stemming from broad socioeconomic processes.
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