Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-10 of 682 items for:

social sciencesxsocial movements and social changexclear all

Why David Sometimes Wins

Marshall Ganz.

May 2009; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 384 pages.

This book tells the story of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers' ground-breaking victory, drawing important lessons from this dramatic tale. Since the 1900s, large-scale agricultural...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online » abstract

Democracy in the Making

Kathleen M. Blee.

February 2012; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 240 pages.

Democracy in the Making looks at how activist groups form. By closely observing the dynamics of 60 emerging activist efforts on the left and right over a three year period in...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online » abstract

Klansville, U.S.A.

David Cunningham.

November 2012; published online January 2013.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 352 pages.

In the 1960s, on the heels of the Brown decision and in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, Ku Klux Klan activity boomed, reaching an intensity not seen since the 1920s, when KKK...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online » abstract

Nonviolent Revolutions

Sharon Erickson Nepstad.

July 2011; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 200 pages.

In 1989, citizens in China and East Germany rose up, demanding political change. Both movements used the tactics of strategic nonviolence but their outcomes differed: the Tiananmen Square...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online » abstract

The Simple Art of Voting

Delia Baldassarri.

December 2012; published online January 2013.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 288 pages.

Voting distills a complex decision into a deceptively simple action. The electorate faces a messy tangle of parties, leaders, and issues. How is it possible for voters to unravel it all?...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online » abstract

The consumer in public services

Edited by Richard Simmons, Martin Powell and Ian Greener.

April 2009; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 304 pages.

This book challenges existing stereotypes about the ‘consumer as chooser’. It shows how we must develop a more sophisticated understanding of consumers, examining their place and role as...

Go to Policy Press » abstract

Subversive citizens

Edited by Marian Barnes and David Prior.

July 2009; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 248 pages.

Many of the recent reforms in public services in the UK have been driven by the image of the ‘responsible citizen’ – the service user who not only has rights to receive services but also...

Go to Policy Press » abstract

Gypsies and Travellers in housing

David M. Smith and Margaret Greenfields.

July 2013; published online January 2014.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 280 pages.

This groundbreaking study examines two neglected areas in studies of housing and minority groups and of social relations between different marginalized communities. First, the book examines...

Go to Policy Press » abstract

Voluntary sector in transition

Linda Milbourne.

June 2013; published online January 2014.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 224 pages.

Voluntary and community organisations have attracted growing interest, as governments pare back the public sphere and welfare spending and locate ‘solutions’ with civil society and the...

Go to Policy Press » abstract

Global social policy in the making

Bob Deacon.

July 2013; published online January 2014.

Book. Subjects: social movements and social change. 208 pages.

This book tells the story of how the International Labour Organisation came in 2012 to recommend to all countries that they should establish a Social Protection Floor (SPF), containing...

Go to Policy Press » abstract