A Framework for Research on Movement Building

Hahrie Han and Carina Barnett-Loro wrote a piece offering  a framework for synthesizing research on movement building  that demonstrates ways to focus research on power, and emphasizes  the importance of organizing collective contexts in addition to mobilizing  individuals to action.

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This  article  identifies  the kinds of  research questions  that need to be answered  to bridge the gap not only  between opinion and action, but  also between action and political power.  We draw on discussions from a conference  that brought social scientists together with  climate advocates in the United States. At this  conference, movement leaders argued that to better support  building a robust climate movement, research should move beyond  traditional public opinion, communications, messaging, and activism studies  toward a greater focus on the strategic leadership and collective contexts that  translate opinion and action into political power. This paper thus offers a framework for  synthesizing research on movement-building that demonstrates ways to focus research on power,  and emphasizes the importance of organizing collective contexts in addition to mobilizing individuals  to action.

 

 

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