147 The Internal Dynamics of Radical Political Movements

Friday, April 15, 2016: 4:00 PM-5:45 PM
Assembly E (DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City)
While the emergence and trajectories of protest movements may be responsive to external pressures and political opportunities, decisions about frames and tactics and the evolution of particular repertoires of protest rituals are also the product of internal movement processes. In this session the panellists will examine the negotiation that takes place within a range of radical political movements and the implications of this for the trajectories of the groups in question, their interactions with the political ‘mainstream’ and for the lived experience of those who participate in these groups. Key areas of focus concern the negotiation of movement tactics/strategy and the formation of political alliances.
Fabian Virchow
Discussant :
Cynthia Miller-Idriss
The Politics of Betrayal
Philip Giurlando, Trent University
Mapping Local Moral Worlds of ‘Extremism'
Joel Busher, Coventry University; John Morrison, University of East London
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