Social Movement Tactics, Organizational Change and the Spread of African-American Studies

@article{Rojas2006SocialMT,
  title={Social Movement Tactics, Organizational Change and the Spread of African-American Studies},
  author={Fabio Guillermo Rojas},
  journal={Social Forces},
  year={2006},
  volume={84},
  pages={2147 - 2166}
}
  • F. Rojas
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Political Science
  • Social Forces
Social movement research suggests that protest is effective because it de-legitimizes existing policies and imposes costs on power holders. I test this hypothesis with data on African-American student protest and the creation of departments of African-American Studies. I find that non-disruptive protest, such as rallies and demonstrations, has a positive effect on the probability that a university will create a Department of African-American Studies. Disruptive protest, such as sit-ins and… 

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