SOC313-Week 6 Discussion

The readings this week have focused on the concept of political opportunity. Political opportunity is a window of space and time for a social movement to emerge.  The concept describes how the structure of power in society has changed to provide a challenging group more political leverage for organizing a movement.  In this approach, resources are still imporant, but they aren't the only story.

For this discussion, you can choose to focus on either Table 5.1 or Figure 5.2.  In your response, state which of these you are focusing on.  Then, answer the following two questions:

In one or two clear sentences, what is this table or figure showing? 

How does this information support the concept of political opportunity, in terms of offering a window for the movement to emerge?   
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