[New England
      Complex Systems Institute]
[Home] [Research] [Education] [Current Section: Activities & Events] [Community] [News] [The Complex World] [About Complex Systems] [About NECSI]
International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS2006)

Bifurcation in Social Movements

Doug Smith
University of North Dakota Law School

     Full text: Not available
     Last modified: March 31, 2006

Thsi paper examines how social movements, as complex adaptive systems, thrive, persist or dissipate in the face of novel challenges with a special focus on transitional points between movements and institutions. Historic and current examples will be considered, including a comparison of the same-sex marriage movements in Massachusetts and Vermont, current and past (pro and anti) immigration movements, the women's rights movements at the inception of the preceding century, the anti-slavery movements of the 19th century and the "new social movements" of the 21st.

Conference Home   |   Conference Topics   |   Application to Attend
Submit Abstract/Paper   |   Accommodation and Travel   |   Information for Participants

Maintained by NECSI Webmaster    Copyright © 2000-2005 New England Complex Systems Institute. All rights reserved.