A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

A partial organization approach to the dynamics of social order in social movement organizing

Publication Details
Authors: Laamanen Mikko, Moser Christine, Bor Sanne, Hond Frank den
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Current Sociology
ISSN: 0011-3921
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


This article builds on the theoretical notion that social order in
organized settings is both emergent and decided. It examines the
dynamics of emergent and decided social order in a timebank, a local
community initiative within the alternative currency social movement.
The authors propose that organized settings are in practice associated
with a continuously evolving blend of elements of both decided and
emergent social order; thus, allowing organizing to evolve over time.
Shedding light on the broader puzzle of how social order in organized
settings evolves, the authors empirically show how organizational
dynamics change through the interplay of networks, institutions and
decisions, as participants adopt and reject various elements of emergent
and decided sources of social order. In their analysis, the authors
combine content analysis and social network analysis of archival data to
describe and explain dynamic and inherently relational organizing
activities that unfold in the community’s day-to-day interactions.

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