Cycles of Contention
Social movements require more than political opportunity, resource sharing, and shared frameworks. Social movements require continuous and escalating cycles of disruption and challenge. Social movement leaders and organizations need to be continually innovating their campaigns and strategies. Otherwise, the system quickly adjusts to absorb and co-opt these new forms of resistance.
Tarrow, Sidney. Power in Movement: Social Movements and Contentious Politics. 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press, 1998. Chapter 7.
“Protect, Defend, Extend: State of the States 2018.” Published by the Center for Reproductive Rights.