Parkland is increasingly portrayed as the mass shooting that will finally change things, but are pro-gun supporters right to claim that it is but another headline that gun control advocates are allegedly peddling will bring stricter gun control laws? Continue reading
Tag Archives: cooptation
Another “Turning Point Myth” in the Political Battle over Gun Control?
Filed under Daily Disruption
Tagged as activism, concealed carry, cooptation, cultural change, culture, David Jolly, Florida, gun control, gun rights, Jennifer Carlson, LGBTQ2, Marco Rubio, NRA, Orlando, parkland, policy, Politics, Protest, Pulse, slacktivism, Washington Post, youth activism
Social Movements, Institutions and Policy Outcomes
In light of the recent proliferation of mass mobilization events like Occupy/99%, immigrant rights, the Arab Spring, and the Ukrainian protests, many interested in social movements have turned their attention to protest participation. No doubt, this new wave of protest research has provided important theoretical insights on mobilization as well as methodological advancements.
However, scholars have also recently pointed to important organizational and institutional aspects of social movements and social change that should not be overlooked. In fact, the two recent Charles Tilly Book Award winners, Drew Halfmann and Kathleen Blee, address these very aspects of mobilization.
When I began studying the disability rights movement, it became apparent that understanding mobilization, social change and policy outcomes required looking beyond grassroots protest and other forms of direct action to understand America’s disability rights revolution. Indeed, the disability rights movement shines light on several important themes in political sociology, which my work seeks to address, including a current book project I am developing. Continue reading →
Filed under Emerging Stars in Social Movement Research, Essay Dialogues
Tagged as activism, activists, collective action, cooptation, disability rights movement, discrimination, institutions, labor market disadvantage, organizations, policy change, policy outcomes, political opportunity structure, Political Process, political sociology, Protest, Social Movements