Politics and social movements

Politics and social movements - Politics and social...

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Politics and social movements Authorities: People who occupy the command post of legitimized power structures Authority: Power that is widely viewed as legitimate Civil citizenship: Recognizes the rights to free speech, freedom of religion and freedom of justice before the law Civil society: The private [non-state] sphere of social life Elite theory: Well to do people consistently have more political influence Thus society is not as democratic as often portrayed Force: Coercive power Frame alignment: The process by which individual interests, beliefs, and values either become congruent and complementary with the activities, goals, and ideology of a social movement or fail to do so New social movements: Post-1950s movements Attract a large number of highly educated people Universalize the struggle for citizenship Pluralist theory: Society has many competing interests and centers of power No one interest of our predominates in the long run
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