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PSCI 6400

CIVIL SOCIETY AND

SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

 

JIM BUTTERFIELD

DATE TBA

"No fundamental social change occurs merely because government acts. It's because civil society, the conscience of a country, begins to rise up and demand - demand - demand change."

― Joe Biden

 

"So is civil society prepared for the future? Probably not. Most organisations have to live hand to mouth, juggling short-term funding and perpetual minor crises. Even the bigger ones rarely get much time to stand back and look at the bigger picture. Many are on a treadmill chasing after contracts and new funding."

― Geoff Mulgan

 

"Social movements are at once the symptoms and the instruments of progress. Ignore them and statesmanship is irrelevant; fail to use them and it is weak."

― Walter Lippmann

 

"We may repeat the awful revolutionary history of the 20th century because of the vulnerability of social movements to demagoguery."

― Todd Gitlin

 

Class: TBA

Office Hours: TBA

Office Telephone: 7-5696

Room: TBA

Office: 3352 Friedmann

Email: jim.butterfield@wmich.edu

Site: jimbutterfield.org/6400civsoc

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