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Tactics: traditional and innovative (and always also online…) Many social movements use innovative methods to advance their cause. They are often very adept at social media, at organising events and at making catchy slogans. They use their creativity to mobilise people and to set up campaigns. In many cases wit is a powerful weapon of social movements.

Examples: Serbia: Otpor, the ousting of Milosevic Armenia: public transport price hikes in Yerevan Political parties often copy the methods of social movements, but always about a decade later. Social movements use online media and are experts at using Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. They often don’t need an office because their events are publicised on Facebook and their membership or supporters click the ‘like’ button if they’re planning to join.

Examples: Georgia: violence against women.

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MIND THE GAP: BRINGING PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENTS AND PARTIES TOGETHER

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Mind the gap: bringing progressive movements and parties together  

Social democratic political parties in Europe are increasingly challenged in their role as actors and engines of economic and societal chang...

Mind the gap: bringing progressive movements and parties together  

Social democratic political parties in Europe are increasingly challenged in their role as actors and engines of economic and societal chang...

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