Category: Informing Activists

Informing Activists: What ways are more or less effective for agreeing or disagreeing with others?

Kate Kenski Introduction   What ways are more or less effective for agreeing or disagreeing with others?   Websites referenced in this video:  https://implicit.harvard.edu http://politecho.org/ Readings on Effective Messaging Classic: O’Keeffe, Gwenn Schurgin, and Kathleen Clarke-Pearson. “The impact of social … Continue reading

Informing Activists: How do I support movements in other countries?

Dana Moss How do I support movements in other countries? Classic Reading: Keck, Margaret E., and Kathryn Sikkink. 1998. Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Contemporary:  Moss, Dana M. 2016. “Transnational repression, diaspora … Continue reading

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 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 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

Informing Activists

Mobilizing Ideas is excited to announce the publication of a special series this month called “Informing Activists.” Coordinated by Jennifer Earl and Thomas Elliott (both at the University of Arizona), and in in partnership with the Youth Activism Project, this … Continue reading

Informing Activists: How Might These Topics Apply to a Specific Campaign?

Elizabeth Armstrong How Might These Topics Apply to a Specific Campaign? Elizabeth Armstrong demonstrates how some of the topics discussed in other videos come together in one movement. Watch for the pop-up titles for suggest videos to watch to learn … Continue reading

Informing Activists: How can I build coalitions and increase diversity?

Richard Wood Introduction How do I increase diversity in my organization? What should I know about building coalitions? Recommended Readings Classic Staggenborg, S. 1986. Coalition work in the pro-choice movement: Organizational and environmental opportunities and obstacles. Social Problems, 33(5):374-390. Review Van … Continue reading