SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Countless Social Movements around the world are currently struggling against oppression, economic exploitation, discrimination and racism, against war and destruction of the nature, for women’s rights and equality among genders. They play a crucial role in bringing social problems to attention, in framing people’s thinking, and bringing about changes not only on the level of governmental policies, but also in people’s everyday practices.

These movements, however, differ in their goals, their ways of doing politics and repertoires of action. Some aim at publically visualizing the issue and making claims towards governmental leaders, some promote radical transformations, while others seek to achieve change by de facto implementing shifted practices for themselves. Our research aims at exploring these various tactics, discourses and methods in order to generate a productive learning from these experiences.

Research Coordinator: Ulrike Flader (ulrike.flader@demos.org.tr)


MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS IN THIS RESEARCH AREA:

3 kisi_logoINTERVIEW: Anti-Colonial Struggle and the Challenges of Multi-Cultural Society: Village Republics, Koms and Confederalism

3 kisi_logoANALYSIS: Voices from the Dark: The Academics’ ‘Peace Petition’ and the Remnants of Opposition in Turkey