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Strategies for Social Change

Gregory M. Maney, Rachel V. Kutz-Flamenbaum, and Deana A. Rohlinger

Abstract

The theory and practice of social movements come together in strategy—whether, why, and how people can realize their visions of another world by acting together. This book offers a concise definition of strategy and a framework for differentiating between strategies. Specific chapters address microlevel decision-making processes and creativity, coalition building in Northern Ireland, nonviolent strategies for challenging repressive regimes, identity politics, GLBT rights, the Christian right in Canada and the United States, land struggles in Brazil and India, movement-media publicity, and corp ... More

Keywords: social movements, strategies, microlevel decision-making process, coalition building, Northern Ireland, GLBT rights, Christian right, movement-media publicity, social movement organizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816672899
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816672899.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory M. Maney, editor

Rachel V. Kutz-Flamenbaum, editor

Deana A. Rohlinger, editor

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Contents

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1 Conceptual Foundations and Agendas

1 Thinking about Strategy

David S. Meyer and Suzanne Staggenborg

II Activist Engagement and Movement-Relevant Research

III Formation and Developmentof Strategy

IV Strategy and the Consequences of Movements

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