Doing Democracy:

The MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements

By Bill Moyer, and JoAnn McAllister, Mary Lou Finley, Steve Soifer

Still Relevant

Over the last five decades, Citizen activism has resulted in the significant expansion of human rights and protections for the environment. Bill Moyer developed the Movement Action Plan (MAP) model during more than 40 years as a full-time theorist, writer, organizer, educator and participant in social movements. Doing Democracy provides both a theory for understanding social movements and a practical guide for Citizen Activists ensuring that they are successful in the long term. Published in 2001, Doing Democracy outlines eight typical stages of social movements on the path to success, the importance of an Engaged Citizenry and the four roles they play, as individuals and organizations – rebel, reformer, social change agent, and citizen – in creating effective movements for change.

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Further Reading:

Doing Democracy by Bill Moyer

History is a Weapon, The Movement Action Plan by Bill Moyer

Real Change is Closer than You Think by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

2014 is the Year for a People Powered Movement by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

The four habits of highly successful social movements by Rich Yeselson

The 4 Steps To Building A Successful Social Movement by Kaihan Krippendorff


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A Difference that Makes a Difference:

Systemic Change for Environmental and Social Justice.

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