Structure of political opportunities and threats, and movement- countermovement interaction in segmented composite regimes

Eitan Y. Alimi*, Sivan Hirsch-Hoefler

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

How do changes in the structure of political opportunities and threats shape movement-countermovement interaction in composite regimes where different groups within the population are divided along ethnonational lines? In cases where one movement is structurally disadvantaged and the other is structurally advantaged, valuable theoretical insights into movement-countermovement interaction can be generated. Employing the case of the Palestinian and Jewish settler movements during the 1987-1992 Intifada, three theoretical propositions are critically examined as they relate to how changes in the structure of political opportunities and threats influence the emergence and endurance of movement-countermovement interaction, the strategy and tactics of both movements, and the internal dynamics within each.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)331-349
Number of pages19
JournalComparative Politics
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012

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