Democracy in the Making How Activist Groups Form
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Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 0.80" tall
Why do activist groups get stuck in routine ways of talking and acting? And why are these so hard to change? Kathleen Blee provides a provocative answer: that the way grassroots groups start can hamper their ability to invigorate political life and change society for years to come. Important for both scholars and activists, it shows how grassroots activism can better live up to its potential, and pinpoints the pitfalls that activist groups should avoid.Based on observing more than 60 grassroots groups in Pittsburgh for three years,Democracy in the Makingis an unprecedented look at how ordinary people come together to change society. It gives a close-up look at the deliberations of activists More...
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