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Citizen Action and the Perverse Confluence of Opposing Agendas

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Lisa VeneKlasen argues that new Internet technologies aside, the slow process of consciousness-raising that the Occupy movement has rediscovered is not new. The impression that citizen action is changing is perhaps due to the fact that today's mobilizations are compared with NGO advocacy and campaigning rather than to consciousness-raising – dismantling structural and internalized oppression one heart and mind at time – which has been a critical component of feminist movements and LGBT organizing for generations.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/dev.2012.14

Publication date: June 1, 2012

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