Chapter 8 Struggle for Democracy

Chapter 8 Struggle for Democracy - Chapter 8: Social...

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Chapter 8: Social Movements • Different than an interest group or political party Why? • Why are social movements unique? • How do you know it when you see it? What are some examples? Abolition movement Populist movement Women’s suffrage Labor movement Peace movement Civil rights movement Anti-Vietnam movement Women’s movement Environmental movement
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Gay and lesbian movement Religious Movements (sometimes tied up with other movements, most notably Abolition in the 19 th century) etc What types of people are in social movements? Outsiders with limited/no access to conventional system Different movements attract different types of people Examples: Environmental groups, Civil rights Majority vs. Minority What is the ‘scope of conflict?’ 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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Designed to bring attention to issue
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