Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
When Protest Makes Policy: How Social Movements Represent Disadvantaged Groups (Paperback)
  • When Protest Makes Policy: How Social Movements Represent Disadvantaged Groups (Paperback)
zoom

When Protest Makes Policy: How Social Movements Represent Disadvantaged Groups (Paperback)

(author)
£25.50
Paperback 244 Pages / Published: 30/07/2012
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

What role do social movements play in a democracy? Political theorist S. Laurel Weldon demonstrates that social movements provide a hitherto unrecognized form of democratic representation, and thus offer a significant potential for deepening democracy and overcoming social conflict.

Through a series of case studies of movements conducted by women, women of colour, and workers in the United States and other member nations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Weldon examines processes of representation at the local, state, and national levels. She concludes that, for systematically disadvantaged groups, social movements can be as important---sometimes more important---for the effective articulation of a group perspective as political parties, interest groups, or the physical presence of group members in legislatures.

When Protest Makes Policy contributes to the emerging scholarship on civil society as well as the traditional scholarship on representation. It will be of interest to anyone concerned with advancing social cohesion and deepening democracy and inclusion as well as those concerned with advancing equality for women, ethnic and racial minorities, the working class, and poor people.

Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472035113
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Descent of Man
Added to basket
Free the Tipple
Added to basket
Women Who Run With The Wolves
Added to basket
Rise
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
We Should All Be Feminists
Added to basket
A History of the World in 21 Women
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Work Like a Woman
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different
Added to basket
Let Her Fly
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Born Lippy
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
The Guilty Feminist
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Hardback
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Added to basket
Women & Power
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
The Unwomanly Face of War
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.