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    Toward a General Theory of Strategic Action Fields.Neil Fligstein & Doug McAdam - 2011 - Sociological Theory 29 (1):1 - 26.
    In recent years there has been an outpouring of work at the intersection of social movement studies and organizational theory. While we are generally in sympathy with this work, we think it implies a far more radical rethinking of structure and agency in modern society than has been realized to date. In this article, we offer a brief sketch of a general theory of strategic action fields (SAFs). We begin with a discussion of the main elements of the theory, describe (...)
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    Social Skill and the Theory of Fields.Neil Fligstein - 2001 - Sociological Theory 19 (2):105-125.
    The problem of the relationship between actors and the social structures in which they are embedded is central to sociological theory. This paper suggests that the "new institutionalist" focus on fields, domains, or games provides an alternative view of how to think about this problem by focusing on the construction of local orders. This paper criticizes the conception of actors in both rational choice and sociological versions of these theories. A more sociological view of action, what is called "social skill," (...)
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    Response to Goldstone and Useem.Neil Fligstein & Doug McAdam - 2012 - Sociological Theory 30 (1):48-50.
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  4. Politics, the Reorganization of the Economy, and Income Inequality, 1980—2009.Neil Fligstein - 2010 - Politics and Society 38 (2):233-242.
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