Leadership and Social Movements

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Colin Barker, Alan Johnson, Michael Lavalette
Manchester University Press, 2001 - 259 pages
Despite the explosion of social movement research in Europe and the US in the last 20 years, the question of leadership has been relatively neglected. This probing examination of the theory and practice of social movement leadership critically re-examines a series of classic cases. The essays illuminate the complex dynamics and competing forms taken by social movement leadership as well as its impact on movement successes and failures.
 

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Leider kann ich mich nur auf die eingeschränkte Leseprobe beziehen. Einige der Autoren habe ich allerdings im anderen Zusammenhang gelesen. Und die Leseprobe lässt auf extrem reichhaltige historische und gegenwärtige Beispiele schließen - alles auf hohem theoretischen Niveau aber dennoch sehr leicht verständlich. 

Contents

Robert Michels and the cruel game
24
Victor Serges and Alfred
44
Leadership political opportunities and organisational
60
Struggles over leadership in the womens liberation
77
the case
96
contested leadership in a trade
116
personal and collective
137
environmental group
160
A model of crowd prototypes and crowd leadership
178
reassessing leadership and suffrage
196
the Soviets the working class
213
References
232
Index
255
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Colin Barker is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Alan Johnson is Reader in Sociology and History at the Centre for Studies in the Social Sciences at the Edge Hill College of Higher Education.

Michael Lavalette is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Liverpool.

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