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socialmovements - Greenberg Chapter 8 Social movements...

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Greenberg Chapter 8 Social movements 0. Loosely organized people acting outside established institutions to promote or resist social change; Political outsiders 1. Grassroots 2. Use of disruptive tactics, mass mobilization, and overcoming political inequality 3. Can make system more democratic, encourage participation, create new majorities 4. Suffrage, racial equality, environmental protection result of social movements than “normal” politics, “gridlock” What factors encourage creation of social movement 5. Existence of social distress (unsafe, difficult, way of life disrespected or threatened) 6. Availability of resources for mobilization 7. Supportive environment, time is ripe 8. A sense of efficacy among participants 9. A spark or catalyst to set in motion Why some succeed, others do not 0. Closely tied to American values 1. Capacity to win public attention and support 2. Ability to affect political fortunes of elected leaders Social Movements in the 1960s and 1970s 10. Civil rights movement and Black power
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