9780472035113-0472035118-When Protest Makes Policy: How Social Movements Represent Disadvantaged Groups

When Protest Makes Policy: How Social Movements Represent Disadvantaged Groups

ISBN-13: 9780472035113
ISBN-10: 0472035118
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Weldon, Laurel
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Format: Paperback 244 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780472035113
ISBN-10: 0472035118
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Weldon, Laurel
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Format: Paperback 244 pages

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Acknowledged authors Weldon, Laurel wrote When Protest Makes Policy: How Social Movements Represent Disadvantaged Groups comprising 244 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0472035118 and 9780472035113. Since then When Protest Makes Policy: How Social Movements Represent Disadvantaged Groups textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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"A must-read for scholars across a broad sweep of disciplines. Laurel Weldon weaves together skillfully the theoretical strands of gender equality policy, intersectionality, social movements, and representation in a multimethod/level comparative study that unequivocally places women's movements at the center of our understanding of democracy and social change."
---Amy G. Mazur, Washington State University

"Laurel Weldon's When Protest Makes Policy expands and enriches our understanding of representation by stressing social movements as a primary avenue for the representation of marginalized groups. With powerful theory backed by persuasive analysis, it is a must-read for anyone interested in democracy and the representation of marginalized groups."
---Pamela Paxton, University of Texas at Austin

"This is a bold and exciting book. There are many fine scholars who look at women's movements, political theorists who make claims about democracy, and policy analysts who do longitudinal treatments or cross-sectional evaluations of various policies. I know of no one, aside from Weldon, who is comfortable with all three of these roles."
---David Meyer, University of California, Irvine

What role do social movements play in a democracy? Political theorist S. Laurel Weldon demonstrates that social movements provide a hitherto unrecognized form of democratic representation, and thus offer a significant potential for deepening democracy and overcoming social conflict.

Through a series of case studies of movements conducted by women, women of color, and workers in the United States and other member nations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Weldon examines processes of representation at the local, state, and national levels. She concludes that, for systematically disadvantaged groups, social movements can be as important---sometimes more important---for the effective articulation of a group perspective as political parties, interest groups, or the physical presence of group members in legislatures.

When Protest Makes Policy contributes to the emerging scholarship on civil society as well as the traditional scholarship on representation. It will be of interest to anyone concerned with advancing social cohesion and deepening democracy and inclusion as well as those concerned with advancing equality for women, ethnic and racial minorities, the working class, and poor people.

S. Laurel Weldon is Professor of Political Science at Purdue University.

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