Ch. 8 - Chapter 8: Social Movements Different than an...

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Chapter 8: Social Movements Different than an interest group or political party o Interest group wants to inform government Movements want to inform everyone o Movements have hundreds of thousands Examples o Abolition movement End of slavery o Populist movement Expanding the government to everyone (Jacksonian) o Women’s suffrage Women’s right to vote o Labor movement o Peace movement o Civil rights movement o Anti-Vietnam movement o Women’s movement ERA o Environmental movement o Gay and lesbian movement o Religious Movements (sometimes tied up with other movements, most notably Abolition in the 19 th century) What types of people are in social movements? o Outsiders with limited/no access to conventional system o Different movements attract different types of people Majority vs. Minority o Scope of conflict o Most social movements start with a small number of people Lack of resources forces them to try to get mass mobilization Often disruptive
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Ch. 8 - Chapter 8: Social Movements Different than an...

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