The transformative power of democratic uprisings
Every so often an outburst of resistance seems to break open a world of possibilities, but what makes the difference?
What makes nonviolent movements explode?
The emergence of social movements is a product of two powerful forces working in tandem: disruption and sacrifice.
How did Gandhi win?
What underpins the transformative impact of campaigning? Short term success or failure may be a poor guide to the future.
Surviving the ups and downs of social movements
The fluctuating cycles of popular movements can’t be avoided, so how do activists translate periods of peak activity...
When the pillars fall: how social movements can win more victories like same-sex marriage
In only ten years, widespread opposition to same-sex marriage in the USA has been transformed into equally...
Should we fight the system or be the change?
Short-term campaigns versus building the beloved community: what are the real costs and benefits of pre-figurative politics?