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Social Movement

Constitutes a break in consciousness that leads to political mobilization, usually outside the framework of the state and the established parties and interest groups.

(Warren Magnusson, 1996, 74-94.; Pal, 2006, p. 274.)

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Magnusson (1996, 74-94) defines social movement as having a goal, a strong ideological commitment and some enemy. Social movements are shaped by the broader set of political constraints and opportunities unique to the national context in which they are embedded.

Pal (2006, p. 274) states that a social movement is an informal network of organizations and individuals who, on the basis of a collective identity and shared values, engage in political and/or cultural struggle intended to break or expand the boundaries of the existing system, and undertake collective action designed to affect both stare and society.

References

Class Lecture. PPG 1001 The Policy Process. University of Toronto School of Public Policy and Governance.  
Magnusson, Warren. 1996. "Critical Social Movements" in The search for Political Space: Globalization, Social Movements and the Urban Political Experience. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 74-94.

Pal, L. (2006). Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times. Third Edition. Toronto: Nelson – Thomson.
     
Social Movement

Constitutes a break in consciousness that leads to political mobilization, usually outside the framework of the state and the established parties and interest groups.

(Warren Magnusso,. 1996, 74-94.; Pal, 2006, p. 274.)

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Magnusson (1996, 74-94) defines social movement as having a goal, a strong ideological commitment and some enemy. Social movements are shaped by the broader set of political constraints and opportunities unique to the national context in which they are embedded.

Pal (2006, p. 274) states that a social movement is an informal network of organizations and individuals who, on the basis of a collective identity and shared values, engage in political and/or cultural struggle intended to break or expand the boundaries of the existing system, and undertake collective action designed to affect both stare and society.

References

Class Lecture. PPG 1001 The Policy Process. University of Toronto School of Public Policy and Governance.  
Magnusson, Warren. 1996. "Critical Social Movements" in The search for Political Space: Globalization, Social Movements and the Urban Political Experience. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 74-94.

Pal, L. (2006). Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times. Third Edition. Toronto: Nelson – Thomson.

Approved for glossaryposting by Ben Eisen on January 2, 2011


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