Social movement theory is a concept developed since the 1960s. It is based on the idea of individuals forming networks8
and focuses on the reasons for the creation of these networks as well
as on the means of mobilization of previously uninvolved individuals.9
A social movement is according to Diani "a network of informal
interactions between a plurality of individuals, groups and/or
organizations, engaged in a political or cultural conflict, on the basis of a shared collective identity"10.
This identity creates solidarity and makes the network internally
homogeneous while functioning as a distinctive characteristic towards
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