Let's Continue The Half Of The Book

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OK. Let’s continue the latter half of the book. In chapter five, the authors provide two examples to illustrate their framework. I am so thankful for this chapter. I learned so much about civil right movement and the mortgage crisis in 2008. And I also got confused so many times by the terms they use when talking about the mortgage crisis. Anyway, let’s begin. In chapter five, the authors say that they want to identify the strategic action fields, the main actors, and the changes of meanings in the crises. In the first example, they state that the national racial policy field was a system of fields which was supported by the strategic action fields of Democratic Party, Republican Party, and the cotton economy in the south before 1930s. Then the exogenous shocks, the great depression and the cold war, destabilized the peaceful fields. After the shocks, the environment became vulnerable and led the Montgomery movement nationalize to a national movement. And finally, the movement ended and the new settlement established because of several internal or external reasons. Also, the movement had impacts on other strategic action fields like new movements or new regulatory agencies. And here is my first question, I would like to know if you think the authors apply their framework well in this example. And I am also curious about where did they show the social skills of the actors in this example. I saw a lot of the overlapping strategic action fields, federal governments, and civil

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