Social Movements

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SOSC 111
Kevin Dew

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Social Movements  Groups who seek to bring about change in society but operate outside of conventional party politics and the parliamentary system  “A network of informal interactions between a plurality of individuals, groups and/or organizations, engaged in a political or cultural conflict, on the basis of shared collective identity” What groups have in common?  Collective effort and sense of collective identity  Actions id contentious (opposed to interest groups)  Goal of creating social change  Make claims for justice Green Peace – a transnational movement  Position that challenges economic advancement  With globalisation the nature of power and resist
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