Citizen activism has achieved many positive results. But the road to success for social movements is often complex, usually lasting many years, with few guides for evaluating the precise stage of a movement's evolution to determine the best way forward.
Doing Democracy provides both a theory and working model for understanding and analyzing social movements, ensuring that they are successful in the long term. Beginning with an overview of social movement theory and the MAP (Movement Action Plan) model, Doing Democracy outlines the eight stages of social movements, the four roles of activists, and case studies from the civil rights, anti-nuclear energy, Central America, gay/lesbian, women's health, and globalization movements.
A great book for those doing social change movement work. Helps give some broad scope, in-depth case studies, and some very applicable tools.Published on April 30, 2013 by marmstead
Moyer presents an outstanding model to help students navigate the active political system and explains many key points effectively. Read morePublished on May 6, 2011 by GMorehouse