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, shame, fear, anger, hate, love or loyalty) in social movements, investigating the role played by emotions in the recruitment and sustained commitment to social movements and, to a lesser extent, the role played by emotions in the context of movement decline and demobilisation. Previous ‘generations’ of social movement scholarship included mass behaviour theories ( Smelser, 1963 ), resource mobilisation theories ( McCarthy and Zald, 1977 ), the political process approach ( McAdam, 1982 ) and new social movement theories ( Melucci, 1985 ). 4 The ‘Knife Intifada’ was a
volumes, including a large set on European case studies, have been published since 1999. The first one was edited by Barry Adam, Jan Willem Duyvendak and André Krouwel (1999), and remains a key reference in the field. It was completed in 2011 by a volume on the relationship between lesbian and gay movements and the state edited by Carol Johnson, David Paternotte and Manon Tremblay, and by a Companion edited by Paternotte and Tremblay in 2015. The political process approach remains the main analytical perspective, a situation that contrasts with the US, where
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