TEST 1 COMPLETE NOTES - GOVERNMENT TEST 1 COLLECTIVE NOTES...

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GOVERNMENT TEST 1 COLLECTIVE NOTES 8/27/09 Common social movements: Civil rights Animal rights Temperance Gay rights Women’s rights Abortion rights – center of the women’s rights movement Environmental movement – global warming, Amazonian Rain Forest movement Issues/Questions that arise in the social movements literature What is common to the issues that tend to draw social movements and galvanize followers? When do social movements tend to arise? What are some of the factors that make collective action difficult? Geography and technology- if you are trying to get a movement started in  the Amazon, there are barriers that make it difficult, no cell phones or  efficient transportation. What are some of the factors that facilitate it? The genius of movement was to get middle class on board. Typical age  group is below 30 because: more energy, more time, less cynical, less  to lose, more likely to take risks, susceptible to change, etc. What is the role of protest/violence in shaping the success of a social movement? Are social movements a modern phenomenon? There are features of modern life that make movements possible. The  most important is technology. Organizational capacity is necessary.  The leaders of most social movements are very educated and  intelligent.  Who tends to participate in social movements? It is not always leaders that start the movement.  Some typical dilemmas that social movements face and need to address. When to intervene, how strongly to intervene, how radical, how modern,  when is time to step in and back out, etc. What factors lead to the demise of social protest? Most movements get transformed, into lobby groups or people who  become senators, etc.  How do international linkages affect social movements?
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GOVERNMENT TEST 1 COLLECTIVE NOTES Gov 312L -the class focuses on structural change -social movements -collective action: strength in numbers, a lot of people have to be involved, shows the government that you mean business -a lot of people involved in social movements are unemployed -successful social movements have to be a little violent, need this to get noticed, disruption -are social movements a modern phenomenon? Technology is involved now -leaders of social movements are usually very highly educated and not much like the people who follow their movement -who tends to lead the movements and who tends to participate -how to international linkages affect social movements?
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GOVERNMENT TEST 1 COLLECTIVE NOTES 9/1/09 Social movements Defined: An informal non-institutionalized form of group (that is, collective) action oriented toward the promotion of change, including cultural change. Social movements typically employed interesting tactics of disruption. Collective challenges (to elites, authorities, other groups or cultural codes) by people with
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TEST 1 COMPLETE NOTES - GOVERNMENT TEST 1 COLLECTIVE NOTES...

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