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"Doing Democracy: The MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements"
This essential guide provides the most usable theory and working model for understanding and analyzing citizen movements and ensuring they succeed in the long term. Bill Moyer and co-authors brilliantly compare MAP to nine popular models of social movements taught at universities, apply MAP to five social movements (civil rights, anti nuclear energy, gay and lesbian, breast cancer and anti-corporate globalization movements) and conclude with a chapter on the future strategy of activism.
VIDEO: Moyer's final Movement Action Plan presentation (48 mins. below)*
Author Bill Moyer (1933-2002) with JoAnn McAllister, Mary Lou Finley & Steven Soifer. Bill Moyer was an globally acclaimed organizer, writer, educator and trainer in nonviolent social movements in a dozen countries for forty years. He was staff for Dr. Martin Luther King, the American Friends Service Committee, Movement For A New Society, Keystone Safe Energy Alliance, and Executive Director of the Social Movement Empowerment Project in San Francisco.