This is an evolving research blog post exploring highlights of what has been explored on Social Movements
How Companies, Governments, and Nonprofits Can Create Social Change Together
Howard W. Buffett and William B. Eimicke
“Plan a coordinated and comprehensive process for cross-sector partnerships.
Manage people effectively through decentralized teams across organizations.
Integrate stakeholders from across organizations and communities in a given place.
Develop portfolios of financing to offset risk and achieve greater scale.
Define success collaboratively, and measure social-impact performance.”
Social Movements and Global Social Change
The Rising Tide
By Robert K. Schaeffer
“Social Movements and Global Social Change teaches students not only about how social change occurs but also how social movements can contribute to this change. The book links two concepts in sociology that are often related in real life, but that can seem disconnected in traditional approaches to teaching these courses.
The book examines different types of social movements, including those often ignored in social change textbooks, such as riots, migration, and disorganized protest. It also looks at citizens’ rights and inequality in connection to social movements and change. The book features global perspectives and examples throughout.”
By James DeFronzo and Jungyun Gill
“Intended as the primary text for a social problems course, stresses the need for collective action and social movements to solve social problems. Useful framework in which to view today’s most pressing social issues.
Explores social problems,
how social movements address social problems,
sociological explanations for the development of social movements,
power frameworks that participants in social movements must deal with in order to achieve success, overviews of social problems,
examples of how working together can bring about positive change.”