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Paperback – 240 pages
6 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 380 Grams
BISAC: POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865714182
Pub. Date: 2001-01-01

About the Authors

Bill Moyer

The late Bill Moyer spent more than 40 years as a full-time theorist, writer,organizer, consultant, educator and participant in social movements focused ona wide-variety of issues on three continents. The originator of the MAP Model,Moyer gave training courses and workshops to over 20,000 people.

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JoAnn McAllister

JoAnn McAllisteris a social action researcher and consultant to community-based organizations. She has been active in social movements for 25 years.

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Steve Soifer

Steven Soifer has beeen involved in local, national and international social movements and teaches at the University of Baltimore, MD.

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Doing Democracy

The MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements

by Bill Moyer, JoAnn McAllister, Mary Lou Finley & Steve Soifer



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 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, and globalization movements.

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