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Published: 01 September 2014

224 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780190221768

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Democracy in the Making

How Activist Groups Form

Kathleen M. Blee

Oxford Studies in Culture and Politics

  • Establishes a new theory of activism that shows how the beginnings of activist groups have long-term consequences
  • Provides a new perspective on the crisis of civic participation by revealing the potential--and the limits--of grassroots activism to reshape democracy
  • Winner of the 2013 Charles Tilly Award for Best Book, Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements, American Sociological Association
  • Winner of the 2012 ARNOVA Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research Award

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