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TITLE

Doing Democracy: The MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements

AUTHOR

Bill Moyer; with JoAnn McAllister, Mary Lou Finley and Steven Soifer

PUBLISHER

New Society Publishers

YEAR

2001

PAGES

227

MEDIA

ORDER

LANGUAGE

BOOKSTORES

www.catalystcentre.ca#http://www.catalystcentre.ca/#
www.americas.org/bookstore#http://www.americas.org/bookstore#

ANNOTATION

Doing Democracy is a practical guide to movement building. 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 they are successful in the long term. Beginning with an overview of social movement theory and the MAP (Movement Action Plan) model, Doing Democracy outlines the eight typical stages of social movements, the four roles of activists, and case studies from the civil rights, anti-nuclear energy, Central America, gay/lesbian, women's health (breast cancer), and globalization movements. Doing Democracy will appeal to social movement activists and organizations working on all issues, as well as to academics in a variety of disciplines ranging from political science, sociology, and peace studies, through women studies and the various courses in social work schools. Accessibly written, it will also be of interest to all those interested in better understanding the social movements they hear about in the daily media. Bill Moyer has spent more than 40 years as a full-time theorist, writer, organizer, consultant, educator and participant in social movements focused on a wide-variety of issues on three continents. The originator of the MAP Model, Moyer has given training courses and workshops to over 20,000 people.

NOTES

NUMBER

149

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