Social Movements

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Social Movements 01/04/2008 09:07:00 Social movements are important to consider when think about all the different  ways citizens and governments interface. Mechanisms Elections Lobby and interest groups process o Their success depends on a basic organizational capacity and lifespan Social Movement Where do they come from? When do they arise? When are they successful? Are they different from interest groups? Definition: Social Movement- Sydney Tarrow Charles Tilly-sustained challenges to power holders in the name of a  disadvantaged population, by means of repeated public displays of that populations  numbers, commitments , unity and worthiness Social movements are based on social challenges and social solidarities  by  sustained interactions with elites opponents and authorities(textbook) Social movements have a lifespan, a period of time where they are effective
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course POLI 222 taught by Professor Sholtz during the Winter '08 term at McGill.

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