We have a number of ongoing projects, some of which are described below.
P3 Student Geoff Henderson explores the usage of “democracy vouchers”, an innovative method for campaign donations, on the 2017 Seattle municipal election.
P3 Student Avi McClelland-Cohen explores how social movement organizations become formalized and professionalized. She has been studying Indivisible, a nationwide, grassroots organization that emerged as part of the Trump resistance. Her work underscores the implications of various organizing practices and structures for organization- and movement-level goals.
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.
How does a megachurch in America's Rust Belt bring people together across the racial divide?
Hahrie Han, Elizabeth McKenna and Andrea Campbell have a paper introducing the concept of civic feedbacks, which argues that the ways organizations engage individuals have feedbacks that shape the strategic position of organizations and the strategic options available to leaders.