Dane Mataic (2018)

Professor with North Dakota State University; Graduate of Penn State University Department of Sociology & Criminology in 2018
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Dane Mataic (2018)

My dissertation, Mobilizing the Faithful, examines a crucially ignored aspect of organizational activism: the appropriation of organizational resources for activism opportunities. Despite the prominence of the appropriation of organizational resources for activism, few have asked why the appropriation of resources occurs for mobilization opportunities, and even fewer have asked why does the appropriation result in both the success and failure of mobilizing members. I utilize a national sample of religious congregations, members, and leaders to assess the conditions underlying the appropriation of organizational resources for organizational activism opportunities.