Collective Psychological Empowerment as a Model of Social Change: Researching Crowds and Power

  title={Collective Psychological Empowerment as a Model of Social Change: Researching Crowds and Power},
  author={John Drury and Stephen D Reicher},
  journal={Journal of Social Issues},
The issue of psychological empowerment in crowd events has important implications for both theory and practice. Theoretically, the issue throws light on both intergroup conflict and the nature and functions of social identity. Practically, empowerment in collective events can feed into societal change. The study of empowerment therefore tells us something about how the forces pressing for such change might succeed or fail. The present article first outlines some limitations in the… 

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