Ps 318  citizen movement compass
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Ps 318 citizen movement compass

on

  • 625 views

 

Statistics

Views

Total Views
625
Views on SlideShare
624
Embed Views
1

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0

1 Embed 1

http://frankmanzo4.blogspot.com 1

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Ps 318  citizen movement compass Ps 318 citizen movement compass Presentation Transcript

  • I found the Burnstein article to be one of the most interesting and thought-provoking articles of the year. I just love how it really was a tying-together of the whole course. I’ve since thought about his “continuum” idea and have come up with my own hypothesis. Let me know what you think!
    Nonviolent
    As you can see, I’ve taken the continuum idea and added another dimension to it, making it a compass, or x-y plane
    Informal
    Formal
    Y-Axis: Primary Tactics
    X-Axis: Organization (Internal)
    I say internal organization matters because, as we’ve talked about, each of the entities on the plane serve the same external function as organizations: citizen-based ways to affect public policy
    Violent
  • HYPOTHESIZED COMPASS
    Nonviolent
    Social Movement
    Interest Group
    Informal
    Formal
    Rioters
    or
    Revolutionary Movement
    Terrorist or Revolutionary Group
    Violent
    -FRANK MANZO IV
  • The Set-Up: The benefit of this sort of hypothesis is that it accounts for the question we posed earlier in class: whether or not terrorist groups are interest groups. My response is no, but they are similar and thus in the same sociological/political family (i.e. on the same x-y graph).
    Nonviolent
    Social Movement
    Interest Group
    Informal
    Formal
    Rioters
    or
    Revolutionary Movement
    Terrorist or Revolutionary Group
    More Violent groups will tend to employ, you guessed it, violence in their protests and will resort to disruptive tactics (disrupting commerce, taking hostages, etc.) as their “peaceful” means of protest Nonviolent groups are more likely to use conventional collective action and some forms of disruptive action (ex: sit-ins, civil disobedience, strikes, demonstrations, etc.)
    More internally Formal organizations will have a clearer, more “legal,” and more consistent message or charter, leadership, membership, fundraising, and funding than Informal organizations.
    Violent
  • -Social Movementsare Informal and Nonviolent. The face of this quadrant might well be Gandhi or Dr. King.
    -Interest Groups are Nonviolent but also more Formal. The face of this quadrant is a K-Street lobbyist.
    -Rioters employ Violent tactics and are Unorganized. The face of this quadrant might be Marx or a WTO protestor.
    -Terrorist Groupsare Formal, Violent organizations. The face of this quadrant might be Bin Laden.
    Nonviolent
    Social Movement
    Interest Group
    Informal
    Formal
    Rioters
    or
    Revolutionary Movement
    Terrorist or Revolutionary Group
    Violent
  • EXAMPLES:
    Nonviolent
    ACLU
    Health Care for
    America Now
    Gandhi’s Movement
    Social Movement
    Interest Group
    Gay Rights Movement
    NRA
    Change to Win
    Pro-Life
    Movement
    GreenPeace
    Informal
    Formal
    “Patriot” Movement
    Council of Conservative Citizens
    Anti-Globalization
    Movements
    Rioters
    or
    Revolutionary Movement
    Terrorist or Revolutionary Group
    PLO
    Marx’s
    Proletarian
    Revolution
    KKK
    French Revolution
    Al Qaeda
    Violent
  • Grassroots Block
    Astroturf Block
    Nonviolent
    ACLU
    Health Care for
    America Now
    Gandhi’s Movement
    Social Movement
    Interest Group
    Gay Rights Movement
    NRA
    Change to Win
    Pro-Life
    Movement
    GreenPeace
    Informal
    Formal
    “Patriot” Movement
    Council of Conservative Citizens
    Anti-Globalization
    Movements
    Rioters
    or
    Revolutionary Movement
    Terrorist or Revolutionary Group
    PLO
    Marx’s
    Proletarian
    Revolution
    KKK
    French Revolution
    Al Qaeda
    Violent
  • Nonviolent
    ACLU
    Health Care for
    America Now
    Gandhi’s Movement
    Pro-System
    Block
    (Seek change
    within system)
    Social Movement
    Interest Group
    Gay Rights Movement
    NRA
    Change to Win
    Pro-Life
    Movement
    GreenPeace
    Informal
    Formal
    “Patriot” Movement
    Council of Conservative Citizens
    Anti-Globalization
    Movements
    Rioters
    or
    Revolutionary Movement
    Terrorist or Revolutionary Group
    Anti-System
    Block
    (Seek to change
    entire system)
    PLO
    Marx’s
    Proletarian
    Revolution
    KKK
    French Revolution
    Al Qaeda
    Violent
  • I can explain these examples more in detail if need be. For instance, take the “Patriot” Movement into account. These individuals are right-wing radicals who are mobilizing because they fear Barack Obama will take away their guns, liberties, and free market. As of right now, they are only known to be training but have the capabilities of turning violent. Thus, the threat of violence, the potential of violence, is taken into account here. This is just one example of how this compass could get very muddled, very quickly.
    Nonviolent
    ACLU
    Health Care for
    America Now
    Gandhi’s Movement
    Social Movement
    Interest Group
    Gay Rights Movement
    NRA
    Change to Win
    Pro-Life
    Movement
    GreenPeace
    Informal
    Formal
    “Patriot” Movement
    Council of Conservative Citizens
    Anti-Globalization
    Movements
    Rioters
    or
    Revolutionary Movement
    Terrorist or Revolutionary Group
    PLO
    Marx’s
    Proletarian
    Revolution
    KKK
    French Revolution
    Al Qaeda
    Violent
  • My biggest problem is that I’m not sure what the dividing lines are- i.e. at which point a social movement turns into an interest group, an interest group into a terrorist group, etc.
    Nonviolent
    ACLU
    Health Care for
    America Now
    Gandhi’s Movement
    Social Movement
    Interest Group
    Gay Rights Movement
    NRA
    Change to Win
    Pro-Life
    Movement
    GreenPeace
    Informal
    Formal
    “Patriot” Movement
    Council of Conservative Citizens
    Anti-Globalization
    Movements
    Rioters
    or
    Revolutionary Movement
    Terrorist or Revolutionary Group
    PLO
    Marx’s
    Proletarian
    Revolution
    KKK
    French Revolution
    Al Qaeda
    Violent
  • I’m also not sure what is a good entity to place at the equilibrium of the compass. I keep coming back to a (democratic) labor union local, because a such a union would have some formal leadership but also a strong informal presence of rank-and-file members and could easily go in a nonviolent or violent direction.
    Nonviolent
    Social Movement
    Interest Group
    Democratic union local?
    Informal
    Formal
    Rioters
    or
    Revolutionary Movement
    Terrorist or Revolutionary Group
    Violent
  • Any Thoughts?
    Nonviolent
    Social Movement
    Interest Group
    Informal
    Formal
    Rioters
    or
    Revolutionary Movement
    Terrorist or Revolutionary Group
    Violent