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Searching for injustice and finding solidarity? A contribution to the mobilisation theory debate


Maurizio Atzeni, Loughborough University Business School, Ashby Road, Loughborough LE11 3TU; email:


This article, using empirical data from cases of mobilisation in 1996 in Argentina, offers new evidence to build on the theory of mobilisation as recently proposed by John Kelly. The use of injustice as the basis of mobilisation raises some doubts for both its intrinsic subjective nature and in the light of cases of spontaneous mobilisations. A reformulation of the theory is suggested, less attached to a mechanical sequence and more rooted in the contradictions of the capitalist labour process.