This book explores the movement experience of thirty Colorado peace activists, whose names are changed to conceal their identities. It provides a brief summary of the main currents of collective action theory, noting some of the existing research about participation in social movements.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Peace Action -- Beliefs and Peace Action -- Availability and Opportunity -- Developing Commitment -- Vision, Effectiveness, and Urgency -- Social Support and Cross Pressures -- Strategies of Persistence -- Activism and Personal Growth -- How Peace Commitment Survives -- Collective and Creative Action -- Epilogue -- Further Comments on the Literature -- Interview Guide: Persisters*
James Downton, Paul Wehr