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Narrative PoliticsStories and Collective Action$
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Frederick W. Mayer

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199324460

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324460.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction
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Narrative Politics
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Frederick W. Mayer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324460.003.0001

This introductory chapter introduces the two questions that frame the book: How do groups overcome the obstacles to collective action? Why is it that stories are so often prominent when we observe successful collective action? It then sketches the basic argument of the book: that narrative is a fundamental human tool for solving collective action problems.

Keywords:   narrative, collective action, stories

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