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Rita E. Hauser Senior Lecturer in Leadership, Organizing, and Civil Society


Social movements drive economic, social, political, and cultural change. But who–or what–makes movements? Because social movement effectiveness depends largely on the extent to which participants learn how to turn individual resources into collective power, leadership development is central to movement capacity building. With rare exceptions, however, it remains understudied and under-theorized.


Ganz, Marshall, and Elizabeth McKenna. "Bringing Leadership Back In." The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Social Movements. Ed. David A. Snow, Sarah A. Soule, Hanspeter Kriesi, and Holly J. McCammon. Wiley-Blackwell, 2018, 185-202.