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Networks and Cross-fertilisation

the Resources of the Protest

The words of this activist underline a frequently mentioned problem for social movements, namely that the presence of a controversy does not transform automatically into collective action, particularly of a mass nature, as mobilisation of the discontented is required for this to happen. Mobilisation in both our protest campaigns is potentially very difficult, having to address complex technical questions and oppose the discourse of project promoters who promise economic advantages for the communities affected. In this chapter we shall see how these problems were confronted through a networked organisational structure, which expanded during the protest, adopting instruments of flexible coordination. We underline the wealth of resources that the different actors brought to the protest, as well as the tensions that a "multicolour" mobilisation of a "thousand voices" inevitably brings. In doing so we shall analyse the different advantages and challenges for the network during the distinct phases of a protest campaign.

Networks and Cross-fertilisationthe Resources of the ProtestThe words of this activist underline a frequently mentioned problem for social movements, namely that the presence of a controversy does not transform automatically into collective action
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