The New Christian Right And its Preexistent Network: A Resource Mobilization Explanation

Miller, Jr., Wesley E.
May 1986
Humanity & Society;May86, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p179
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the development of New Christian Right (NCR) in the U.S. on the basis of existing social networks. Social movements mostly develop and spread from preexisting social network, which provides a means of communication, and also provides access to financial resources. NCR grew from two social networks - the first one was of old rightists, which was based on a New York City-based youth movement called "Young Americans for Freedom," (YAF) and the second network was of fundamentalists groups. YAF raised funds for political organizing, and increased its membership for the development of NCR.


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