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Informing Activists: How can activists avoid burnout?

Hava Gordon How can activists avoid burnout? Recommended Readings Gordon, Hava Rachel. 2009. We Fight to Win: Inequality and the Politics of Youth Activism. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press Klandermans, Bert. 1997. The Social Psychology of Protest. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers. … Continue reading

Informing Activists: What are the different types of leadership I can choose from?

Three relevant pieces of research about social movement leadership:  Classic: Robnett, Belinda. 2000. How long? How long?: African-American women in the struggle for civil rights. Oxford University Press. Review: Morris, Aldon and Suzanne Staggenborg. 2004. “Leadership in Social Movements” Pp. 171-96 in The Blackwell … Continue reading

Informing Activists: What can activists in the West learn from the Arab Spring?

  Three relevant pieces of research about social movements and the Arab Spring: Mobilization Journal’s special issue on the Arab Spring: http://mobilizationjournal.org/toc/maiq/17/4 Howard, Philip N., and Muzammil M. Hussain. 2013. “Democracy’s fourth wave?: digital media and the Arab Spring.” Oxford … Continue reading

Informing Activists: How can I protect myself legally when I am active online?

Derek Bambauer How can I protect myself legally when I am active online? Professor Bambauer mentions several resources that you can use to protect yourself online. We have compiled links to these sources below. The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation)’s Surveillance Self-Defense … Continue reading

Informing Activists: How do movements influence elections?

Fabio Rojas How do movements influence elections? Recommended Readings CLASSIC: Meyer, David S., and Sidney G. Tarrow. 1998. The social movement society: Contentious politics for a new century. Rowman & Littlefield, CONTEMPORARY: Heaney, Michael, and Fabio Rojas. 2011. “The partisan dynamics … Continue reading