SOCI-POST 3820H - Outcomes of Contention 2 - Emulation
Class 8 - 3/12/12
Cycles of Protest - Demobilization phase
1. State Response
a. concessions &/or repression
i. overwhelming repression vs.
ii. targeted repression & concessions
Study notes for SOCI-POST 3820 midterm
Focus on how movements work, rather than the injustices or oppression that the movement is
trying to combat.
Why the civil rights movement?
- It has historical significance, as it changed American politics, changed s
SOCI-POST 3820H - Setting the Stage: Theory & History
Class 2 - 1/16/12
Explaining social movements
To explain change and variation in repertoires. look at the current pace of political
change in the regime at hand, identify incremental changes in the reg
SOCI-POST 3820H - Campaigns & Cycles of Protest
Class 5 - 2/6/12
I. Campaigns Concept (Tarrow 2011, 191)*
a. "a sustained, organized public effort making collective claims on targeted authorities"
i.e., a campaign involves a series of protest events
SOCI-POST 3820H - Introductory lecture
Class 1 - 1/9/11
Why the Civil Rights Movement?
1. Historical significance: changed American politics, changed social movements,
helped to create the 1960s cycle of protest
2. Significance for scholarship: scholarshi
SOCI-POST 3820H - Globalizing Contention
Class 11 - 4/2/12
"View from the Summit"
Quebec City, April 20-22, 2001
National Film Board of Canada, 2002 (75 min.)
Thomas D'Aquino - President & Chief Executive, Canadian Council of Chief
SOCI-POST 3820H - Mobilization & Commitment
Class 4 - 1/30/12
A. Mobilizing consensus
I. frame alignment
frames: injustice, identity & agency
B. Mobilizing participation
I. the free rider problem
solutions and new issues
C. Mobilizing commitment
SOCI-POST 3820H - Political Opportunities & Repertoires
Class 3 - 1/23/12
- One theory gives us part of the picture, an additional theory may illuminate something
new, contribute another component.
- The same reality, but were looking at different pieces
SOCI-POST 3820H - Ups and Downs of Environmentalism
Class 10 - 3/26/12
Policing Protest: A. Interactive
1. Between police and protesters (and within each)
2. Negotiate boundaries of legitimate action
Policing Protest: B. Styles of protest policing
Outline/Notes for SOCI-POST take-home exam
1. show the changes and continuities / similarities and differences between the
2. if possible, it would be worthwhile to also discuss the changes within
each movement (continuities don't need to be m