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The will to change the world: a study of the engagement in social movements in general and Amnesty Sweden in particular

Paulsson, Helena (2008)
Social Anthropology
Abstract
Social movements are an important part of our history. It often reflects conflicts in society, and has many different faces and ambitions. The human rights movement is one of them. Since the 18th century, the thought of human rights have developed and the values of human beings are now protected by laws and conventions. Still to this day, violations of these rights are common. Organizations like Amnesty International are daily working to stop these violations. But as the organization grows, the ideological reasons for joining are affected by bureaucracy and other internal factors. This essay is a study of how the engagement in social movements, and human rights movements in particular, are affected by internal and external factors. To... (More)
Social movements are an important part of our history. It often reflects conflicts in society, and has many different faces and ambitions. The human rights movement is one of them. Since the 18th century, the thought of human rights have developed and the values of human beings are now protected by laws and conventions. Still to this day, violations of these rights are common. Organizations like Amnesty International are daily working to stop these violations. But as the organization grows, the ideological reasons for joining are affected by bureaucracy and other internal factors. This essay is a study of how the engagement in social movements, and human rights movements in particular, are affected by internal and external factors. To explain this problem, theories of social movements are combined with an empirical study of the engagement of members of Amnesty in Sweden. (Less)
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author
Paulsson, Helena
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Human rights, Social movements, Amnesty International, Engagement, Amnesty Sweden, Cultural anthropology, ethnology, Kulturantropologi, etnologi
language
English
id
1320411
date added to LUP
2008-09-19
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2008-09-19
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  abstract     = {Social movements are an important part of our history. It often reflects conflicts in society, and has many different faces and ambitions. The human rights movement is one of them. Since the 18th century, the thought of human rights have developed and the values of human beings are now protected by laws and conventions. Still to this day, violations of these rights are common. Organizations like Amnesty International are daily working to stop these violations. But as the organization grows, the ideological reasons for joining are affected by bureaucracy and other internal factors. This essay is a study of how the engagement in social movements, and human rights movements in particular, are affected by internal and external factors. To explain this problem, theories of social movements are combined with an empirical study of the engagement of members of Amnesty in Sweden.},
  author       = {Paulsson, Helena},
  keyword      = {Human rights,Social movements,Amnesty International,Engagement,Amnesty Sweden,Cultural anthropology, ethnology,Kulturantropologi, etnologi},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The will to change the world: a study of the engagement in social movements in general and Amnesty Sweden in particular},
  year         = {2008},
}