A Strange Kind of Newness: Whats new in new social movements?
Dimensions traditionally regarded as private, subjective and biological now undergo social
control and manipulation.
Conflict only emerges insofar as actors fight for control a
Historical Background and Political Development
February 28, 2011
The Inevitability of Politics
Trade unions: organizations founded by working ppl to protect and enhance their working
conditions through collective action (collective bargaining and
Reader 41: Smith
Globalizing resistance: the battle of Seattle and the future of social movements
Background: the Seattle ministerial
Original 1994 WTO agreement committed member states to Millennium Round of talks that
would expand trade liberalization p
Feminism and the Womens Movement: A Global Perspective
Womens movements are among most enduring and successful of SMs
Womens movements require a theoretical framework separate from that used to study male-lead
Movements of Women an
-campaigns used to educate public and policy-makers and to effective legislative and
-modern environmental movement (since 1970)
o organizational development
o cooperative in
Contentious Politics In New Democracies
East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia, 1989-1993
All experienced collapse of state socialism.
All (but Slovakia) have solid record of political liberties and human rights
Countries of Central Europe struggling
February 16, 2011
-check blackboard for sheet on documentary and for review
political opportunity structure effects and shapes social
political opportunity structures- whether the political
system is open or closed to citizens demands.
January 31, 2011
Under what conditions do individuals participate in social movements? What kind of
individuals participate in Social Movements?
Based on your experience in participating in group/organizational activities, discuss what
promotes or discour
Sociology Class Notes
January 26, 2011
What is a social movement?
-awarness about a problem
-change oriented vs. status-quo
-temporal continuity (so a single picket isnt a S
New Social Movements: Challenging the Boundaries of Institutional Politics
1970s: fusion of political and nonpolitical spheres of social life
as public policies win a more direct and more visible impact upon citizens, citizens in turn try to
win a more im