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Doing Democracy: The MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements

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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 t
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by New Society Publishers
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Jan 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Bill Moyer is a veteran of several social movements including the Civil Rights movement, the anti-nuclear movement, and the current movement to challenge global capitalism. Through his years of activism he has developed the Mobilization Action Plan (MAP) model that shows the stages of development social movements go through. This model grew out of his involvement with the Clamshell Alliance, a movmeent in New England that stopped the building of more nuclear reactors in the late 1970's and early ...more
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This is fantastic. I appreciated the practical view of social movements from the author, a well known activist. I also really like the theoretical chapters as they are extremely helpful regarding academic writing.

I would love it if this book could be updated to include recent movement information like BLM, Occupy, the Tea Party, etc. as I think he could really add some insight into where these movements are on the MAP model.

Will use in my research and coursework.
Al Kutil
May 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Important work that shows how Social Movements go through phases, the players involved in each phase, and how to move through advocacy with efficiency and not lose momentum. Draws on previous movements that everyone has read about, and shows how they made critical transitions that help gain momentum so more people got informed and involved.
This book presents a relatively interesting model for thinking about the entire lifecycle of social change movements. The best part of the book is when the model is appplied to several case studies, including the civil rights movement, the gay rights movement, and the breast cancer/women's health movement. A good primer for people interested in the arc of social change. ...more
Oct 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Zane, Annie, Mike, Jen L, Jen S
Revolution doesn't get any easier.
Flow charts, major roles, stages of development.
Plus how it all played into several major social revolutions.
If you're planning to change the world, you owe it to yourself to do it the easiest way possible.
Just your average Canadian text book.
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Jan 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
an excellent step-by-step analysis of how social change happenms fromt he grassroots on up.
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I enjoyed reading more the second part of the book that was much practical than the first section. Interesting to learn more about the globalization movement and other main U.S. movements.
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