The Politics of Common Sense: How Social Movements Use Public Discourse to Change Politics and Win Acceptance by Deva R. Woodly
The way in which movements interact with the general public raises the importance of their chances of lasting success. Defoe Woodley argues that the potential for political change led by…
The Politics of Common Sense synopsis
The way in which movements interact with the general public raises the importance of their chances of lasting success. Defoe Woodley argues that the potential for political change led by mobility is deeply rooted in mainstream democratic discourse, specifically in the political acceptance of new issues by the media, the public, and elected officials.
This is true to some extent for any group that wishes to change the distribution of the status quo of rights and / or resources, but is particularly important for grassroots descendents who do not already have a place of legitimate influence in the political system. Through a recent study of contemporary movements, equal pay and marital equality, during the critical decade after its emergence between 1994 and 2004, Woodley showed that while the movement of living wages witnessed more than 120 political victories, and the Equality Movement was married to many political defeats the overall effect The equality of marriage over changing US politics is far greater than the impact of living wages because of its deliberate effort to change the prevailing political discourse and thus the public's understanding of the policies surrounding the issue..
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