In November we continue our focus on coalition building in a variety of social movement settings, as well as how movements include a variety of constituents and allies. For instance, the #BlackLivesMatter campaign has developed into a broad coalition of organizations that entails a diverse membership. This varied coalition brings with it new benefits as well as organizational challenges. Contributors are invited to consider the following questions and more: How can organizations diversify their memberships and include different stakeholders? How do movement targets act to preempt or disrupt coalition building? Is there room to bridge the insider/outsider divide in coalitions and member recruitment? When are coalitions likely to succeed or fail? What effects do coalition members have on each other? What difficulties and advantages does a diverse membership bring?
Thank you to all of our contributors, their essays are below.
Silke Roth, University of Southampton (essay)
Atalia Omer, University of Notre Dame (essay)
Mario Diani, University of Trento (essay)
David Meyer, University of California – Irvine (essay)
Suzanne Staggenborg, University of Pittsburgh (essay)
Rottem Sagi, University of California – Irvine (essay)
Editors in Chief,
Grace Yukich, David Ortiz, Rory McVeigh, Dan Myers