We have discontinued our Social Movement Analysis project.
We no longer feel that this project represents the quality of our most current research. For more information, see our blog post.
The successes and failures of the children’s rights movement can serve as lessons to animal advocates. Learn about the background of the Children’s Rights movement with references to different geographical contexts including England, Sweden, and New Zealand.
Find out about the historical roots of the fat activist movement and consider what animal activists can learn from the kinds of tactics used by fat activists. This case study tackles similarities and differences between the movements, and offers observations relevant for contemporary animal advocates.
Modern American environmentalism shares two unusual characteristics with the animal advocacy movement: a need for allies to speak on behalf of those who lack political power of their own (ecosystems, farmed animals) and a strong focus on consumer change (recycling, veganism). These common features make environmentalism a particularly promising case study for understanding the most effective ways to help animals.
This report examines the emergence of an organized abolitionist movement in Britain by 1787 and assesses how important this social movement was in achieving the passage of abolitionist legislation in 1807. Additionally, it uses the findings of these observations to try to inform the contemporary movement of advocates for non-human animals.