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Risk issue adoption in an online social movement field

O'Neil, Mathieu; Ackland, Robert


This article extends the field conceptualisation of social change and innovation adoption, which hinges upon the strategic capacities of actors, to the online environment. We focus on a key aspect of social movement organisations (SMOs), competition for members, resources and attention over an environmental risk issue. The incorporation of network theory enables us to map how the structural position of actors in the field is associated with their actions - for example, their response to an...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-06-06
Type: Journal article
Source: Information, Communication and Society
DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2019.1620823


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