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If Coser is correct, and conflict serves a socially
useful function, then should conflicts be
resolved? Game Theory Zero-sum game fixed pie People assume that they can either win or
People lose. If I win a quarter, they lose a quarter – the
sum is always zero
you give up nothing, because it means the
other side wins what you give up
HISTORY Social movements: Gandhi and nonviolence – movement to free
India of British Rule
Women’s suffrage movement, 1848-1920
Lech Walesa and Solidarity in Poland
Nelson Mandela/Desmond Tutu and the
movement against Apartheid in South Africa
movement Based off each other, and off Thoreau’s
Based essay “Civil Disobedience.” HISTORY
HISTORY Thoreau said: Two times when open rebellion is justified:
Two when the injustice is no longer occasional but
a major characteristic
when the machine (government) demands
that people cooperate with injustice. Thoreau...
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- Spring '09