How have social movements changed in the twenty-first century, and how have new communication technologies facilitated that change? What makes some social movements sustainable and successful while others are more short-term? What is the future for social movements? Maria Armoudian discusses these pressing questions with James M. Jasper, Todd Wolfson, and Anita Lacey.

James M. Jasper is a Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is an expert in culture and politics and is the author of Protest: A Cultural Introduction to Social Movements.

Todd Wolfson is a Professor of Journalism and Media Studies and the Digital Media Coordinator for the MCIS Program at Rutgers University. He is an expert in new media and social movements and is the author of Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left.

Anita Lacey is a former Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland. She is an expert in post-development and poverty reduction and is the co-author of Governing the Poor: Exercises of Poverty Reduction, Practices of Global Aid.



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