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The Transnationalization of Social Movement Organizations and its Determinants: An Overstudied Deviation or Transformative Trend? Ondřej Císař

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1 The Transnationalization of Social Movement Organizations and its Determinants: An Overstudied Deviation or Transformative Trend? Ondřej Císař and Kateřina Vráblíková Institute for Comparative Political Research, Masaryk University Center for the Study of Democracy, UC Irvine Work in progress; comments and criticism more than welcome! Paper prepared for the MPSA 69th Annual National Conference Chicago, March 31-April 3, 2011

2 Contribution of the paper – descriptive and explanatory Questions: 1) How do the Czech SMOs act transnationally (externalize) their strategies and do the transnational activities form specific types of repertoire ? 2) What is the effect of the EU funding and national level repertoire on SMOs transnational activism? Data: The Czech Republic as the most likely case, unit of analysis 151 SMOs from 8 SMIs selected by snowball sampling

3 Transnational activism

4 Dimensions of transnational activities

5 How does the EU funding and national repertoire contribute to transnational activism? EU funding: (measured as % of budget from EU grants) - cooptation hypothesis (negative effect on protest, positive on lobbying) - empowerment hypothesis (positive on protest, lobbying) National repertoire: (domestic level protest, lobbying and public persuasion) - specialization hypothesis (negative effects) - replacement hypothesis (positive effect on lobbying) - congruence hypothesis (positive relation between the same types of action)

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