Social Movements POL 1010
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Date Created: 10/11/15
Social Movements Loosey organized collection of ordinary people working outside normal political channels to get their voices heard by the public at large the news media and leaders of major institutions and government of cials in order to promote resist or undo some social change What Are Social Movements 0 Political instrument of political outsiders People who feel they are being disadvantaged Today not merely far leftist or rightwing movements 0 Usually grassroots o Populated by individuals with a shared sense of grievance o Unconventional and disruptive tactics Mainly in the beginning Diversion into different categories of interest 0 Often turn into interest groups Major Social Movements in the US 0 Historical Abolitionists Temperance Movement Women39s Suffrage 0 Modern Labor Movement Civil Rights Movement Women39s Movement LGBT Movement Social Movements in Majoritarian Democracy 0 Encouraging Participation o Overcoming Political Inequality Facilitate social movement Power of Numbers Providing people with skills con dence and recognition 0 Creating New majorities Change societal opinion Draw attention towards changing societal opinions o Overcoming Constitutional Limits on Change Factors that Encourage the Creation of Social Movement 0 Real or perceived distress 0 Availability of resources for mobilizations o Supportive environment 0 Sense of efficacy among participants Personal and political ef cacy 0 Spark to set off the ames Tactics of Social Movements o ProtestRallies Allow fro power structures to be challenged Also a level of individualism Directly addresses societal problem 0 Civil Disobedience More extreme form of individual protest Courage Under Fire 0 Nonpoliticalorganization 0 Political advocacy