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The logic of connective action

The difference between connective action and collective action.
Computer network

This article presents three ideal types of large-scale networks prominent in contemporary social movements and illustrates the logic of connective and collective actions and the difference between them.

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The Logic of Connective Action

  • What is connective action?
  • What is collective action?
  • What is the difference between them?
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