How institutionalization affects social movements? : social movements organizations

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Turkey

Approval Date: 2019

Student: Eyüp Şen



Social movements are important actors of social change. Looking at the recent course of social movements, it can be said that the greatest change in the dynamics of social movement and, moreover, the components that make up the movement is related to the organizing practices of the movement. This change may in fact be called institutionalization or professionalization processes. This thesis aims to explore the effects of institutionalization on social movements. In this context, the relationship between institutionalization and social movement dynamics has been examined. Firstly, social movement instruments were discussed in the context of institutionalization and organizing, then the concept of institutionalization and related social movement organizations were examined. Finally, the results of the discussion conducted at the theoretical level were analyzed through a field study.