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Virtual Issue Editorial
Virtual special issue on theory and research on collective action in the European Journal of Social Psychology
Article first published online: 20 JAN 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Social Psychology
Volume 42, Issue 1, pages 19–23, February 2012
How to Cite
Becker, J. C. (2012), Virtual special issue on theory and research on collective action in the European Journal of Social Psychology. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 42: 19–23. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.1839
- Issue published online: 20 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 20 JAN 2012
This virtual special issue presents a collection of 23 articles that present theory and research on collective action in the European Journal of Social Psychology. The articles are organized according to four major themes that emerged. In the first section, articles on identification with the disadvantaged group, identification with the superordinate group, and identity content as predictors of collective action are summarized. The second section combines articles examining the role of sociostructural variables (permeability, legitimacy, and stability) for collective action. The third section comprises articles on the psychological implications of sociostructural variables (emotions, efficacy beliefs, threat perceptions) as predictors of collective action. In the final section, articles that highlight the dynamic perspective on collective action are presented. This issue contains articles on collective action conducted by disadvantaged groups, advantaged groups, and opinion-based groups. After the conceptual overview, commonalities and distinctions between the articles are highlighted, and some directions for future research are outlined. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.