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By Joshua D. Freilich

Freilich makes an attempt to figure out why a few states have better degrees of defense force task than others. concentrating on the years 1994-1995, he unearths that cultural factors—not monetary conditions--are relating to degrees of military similar job. particularly, states with reduce degrees of girl empowerment and better degrees of paramilitary tradition have been likely to have extra armed forces teams. Conversely, neither monetary dislocation/social disorganization nor monetary prosperity/social integration have been concerning the variety of defense force teams at the kingdom point. those findings recommend that courses trying to preempt military formation by means of delivering financial help will no longer succeed. in its place, such courses needs to confront cultural matters in addition.

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Bjorgo 1995; Chermak 2002; Karvonen 1997; Kimmel and Ferber 1999; Smith 1994; Tapia 2000; Weinberg 1993; see also Hixson, Jr. 1992). , Hamm 1993; Watts 2001). Aho (1990) next queried whether or not Idaho Christian patriots were more likely, (as would be predicted by mass society theory) to have weaker family ties than others. Once again, the results were not supportive 46 American Militias of mass society theory. Patriots were less likely to be divorced than the average American. In another blow to mass society theory, Aho discovered that the Idaho Christian patriots were not excluded from conventional politics.

After investigating the expelled individuals, who had by now organized a cell named the ‘North American Militia’, the government arrested the group for plotting to set off bombs. Eventually, with help from Van Huizen and Tom Wayne, the government succeeded in obtaining criminal convictions (see Christoff 1998; Churchill 2001; Haynes 1999; Kelly and Villaire 2002; Pitcavage 2001; Singhania 1998; Tyree 1998). The militia movement’s in-fighting and dissension in Michigan continued. Joe Pilchak resigned as the commander of the anti Van Huizen faction after serving only a few months.

II. Right-Wing Social Movement Theories The prior review of the general social movement literature set forth and summarized the main perspectives on the rise of social movements. This was done to set the foundation and to contextualize the following discussion where social movement theories that are specifically designed to explain and account for the rise of right-wing social movements are reviewed. These theories are all consensus based and fall under the domain of the classical collective behavior school.

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