Routing the Opposition: Social Movements, Public Policy, and Democracy David S. Meyer

ISBN: 9780816644803

Published: August 8th 2005

Paperback

328 pages


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Routing the Opposition: Social Movements, Public Policy, and Democracy  by  David S. Meyer

Routing the Opposition: Social Movements, Public Policy, and Democracy by David S. Meyer
August 8th 2005 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 328 pages | ISBN: 9780816644803 | 10.75 Mb

On one side are the policy makers, on the other, the movements and organizations that challenge public policy. Where and how the two meet is a critical juncture in the democratic process. Bringing together a distinguished group of scholars fromMoreOn one side are the policy makers, on the other, the movements and organizations that challenge public policy. Where and how the two meet is a critical juncture in the democratic process. Bringing together a distinguished group of scholars from several different disciplines in the social sciences, Routing the Opposition connects the substance and content of policies with the movements that create and respond to them.

Local antidrug coalitions, the organic agriculture movement, workers compensation reforms, veterans programs, prison reform, immigrants rights campaigns: these are some of the diverse areas in which the contributors to this volume examine the linkages between the practices, organization, and institutional logic of public policy and social movements.

The authors engage such topics as the process of involving multiple stakeholders in policy making, the impact of overlapping social networks on policy and social movement development, and the influence of policy design on the increase or decline of civic involvement. Capturing both successes and failures, Routing the Opposition focuses on strategies and outcomes that both transform social movements and guide the development of public policy, revealing as well what happens when the very different organizational cultures of activists and public policy makers interact.



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