1st Edition

The Persistent Activist How Peace Commitment Develops And Survives

By James Downton, Paul Wehr Copyright 1997
    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    198 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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