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How Social Movements (Sometimes) Matter

Meyer, David S.

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1. Auflage Mai 2021
224 Seiten, Softcover
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ISBN: 978-0-7456-9685-0
John Wiley & Sons

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People protest to try to change the world, because they think they can help change the world, and sometimes they do. But not by themselves, and generally not just how and when they want.

How Social Movements (Sometimes) Matter explains how groups of ordinary individuals can affect the world, what makes it possible when it works, and why it sometimes doesn't go to plan. Starting with the United States, but drawing examples from around the world, and digging into previous scholarship on social movements, David S. Meyer looks at the origins of social movements, how they contrast with revolutionary campaigns, and assesses the periodic influence of activists on politics, policy, culture, and the way people live their lives. He concludes by stressing the narratives about political change that activists construct and the power that lies in these stories. With sharp insight and a wealth of intriguing cases, this book offers a fuller understanding of the politics and potential payoffs of protest politics.

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People protest to try to change the world, because they think they can help change the world, and sometimes they do. But not by themselves, and generally not just how and when they want.

How Social Movements (Sometimes) Matter explains how groups of ordinary individuals can affect the world, what makes it possible when it works, and why it sometimes doesn't go to plan. Starting with the United States, but drawing examples from around the world, and digging into previous scholarship on social movements, David S. Meyer looks at the origins of social movements, how they contrast with revolutionary campaigns, and assesses the periodic influence of activists on politics, policy, culture, and the way people live their lives. He concludes by stressing the narratives about political change that activists construct and the power that lies in these stories. With sharp insight and a wealth of intriguing cases, this book offers a fuller understanding of the politics and potential payoffs of protest politics.

Introduction
Chapter 1. Why Movements Emerge and How They Work
Chapter 2. Protest, Revolution, and Regime Change
Chapter 3. Protest and Policy
Chapter 4. Protest, Organizations, and Institutionalization
Chapter 5. Protest Movements, Culture, and Participants
Chapter 6. Claiming Credit

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David S. Meyer is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine