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Institutionalisation of Social Movements: A Comparative Perspective on Organic Agriculture Organisations in Denmark and Japan

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Fomsgaard, Saki Ichihara (2014) Institutionalisation of Social Movements: A Comparative Perspective on Organic Agriculture Organisations in Denmark and Japan. PhD thesis, Aalborg University , Department of Culture and Global Studies. . [Submitted]

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Summary

This study deals with competing strategic orientations of the organic agriculture movement toward institutionalisation: a division in whether organic agriculture should develop within the prevailing system (pro-institutional strategy) or preserve its alternativeness compared to conventional agriculture (anti-institutional strategy). It aims to investigate development and reasons of the specific strategies and evaluate their impact on the organic agriculture movement as a social movement. This aim is pursued by a comparative study of the leading organic agriculture organisations in Denmark and Japan: The former as a typical pro-institutional case and the latter as an anti-institutional case. The inquiry overall takes an integrative framework based on strategic-relational approach (SRA) that envisages transcending the traditional division among nature, structure, culture and actor. This framework is further operationalised by the major social movement theories and a perspective of discursive democracy.


EPrint Type:Thesis
Keywords:organic agriculture, institutionalisation, conventionalisation, organic agriculture movement, social movement theory, critical realism
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Subjects:"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Asia
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Denmark
"Organics" in general > History of organics
Research affiliation: Denmark
Deposited By: Fomsgaard, Ph.D. Saki
ID Code:26799
Deposited On:15 Aug 2014 08:52
Last Modified:15 Aug 2014 08:52
Document Language:English
Status:Submitted
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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