Informing Activists: What are the best tactics for my cause?

Catherine Corrigall-Brown

What are the best tactics for my cause?

Recommended Readings:


McAdam, Doug. 1983. “Tactical Innovation and the Pace of Insurgency.” American Sociological Review 48(6):735-54.


Taylor, Verta and Nella Van Dyke. 2004. “”Get up, Stand Up”: Tactical Repertoires of Social Movements.” Pp. 262-93 in The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements, edited by D. A. Snow, S. A. Soule and H. Kriesi. Oxford: Blackwell Publisher.


Blee, K. 2013. “How Options Disappear: Causality and Emergence in Grassroots Activist Groups”. American Journal of Sociology 119(3):655-681.

We would like to thank the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for their support of the Youth Activism Project through the Youth and Participatory Politics Research Network.

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