In this chapter we explore the key contributions made by the Authority In Contention (AIC) Project and suggest paths for extension and development of new research and theorizing based on these contributions. We place the AIC project in historical context, discuss three important clusters of ideas suggested by broadening our understanding of authority (the concept of authority, the impact of multiple authority structures, and social control of challenges), discuss the implications for challenger tactics and outcomes, and conclude by calling for a fluid definition of what counts as a social movement.
Cress, D. and Myers, D. (2004), "AUTHORITY IN CONTENTION", Myers, D. and Cress, D. (Ed.) Authority in Contention (Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Vol. 25), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 279-293. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0163-786X(04)25011-XDownload as .RIS
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