Contentious citizens: Civil society’s role in campaigning for social change

Published: May 2007 Publication Type: Publication

Authors: , Kate Lalor, Paul Hilder

This paper traces the story of campaigning for progressive social change from its origins in the late eighteenth century through to the present day, analysing a range of British campaigns from Chartism to MakePovertyHistory, and international efforts ranging from MoveOn.org in the US to the “coup de text” in the Philippines. It concludes by assessing the danger and promise of campaigning today, and how it may develop in the near future.

The Young Foundation partnered with the Carnegie UK Trust to produce this report.

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