11-13 January 2002 Hotel Laguna

Friday, January 11th, 2002

Session I: Social Movements and Public Policy
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Social Movements and Public Policy
David Meyer, University of California, Irvine

Discussant: Sidney Tarrow, Cornell University

Saturday, January 12, 2002

Session II. Public Policy as Opportunity and/or Provocation for Social Movements
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Federal Organic Standards: Opportunity and Ordeal for the Organic Farming Movement
Helen Ingram, University of California, Irvine and Mrill Ingram, University of Arizona

Citizen Soldiers in Civil Life: Effects of Veterans' Policies for Participation in Social Movements and Conventional Politics
Suzanne Mettler, Syracuse University

Social Movement Coalitions and Public Policy Implementation: Struggles Over Immigrants' Rights to Welfare in California
Ellen Reese, University of California, Riverside

Discussant: Calvin Morrill, University of California, Irvine

Session III: The Shape of the Political Agenda
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Social Movements and the Rise of New Issues
Frank Baumgartner, Pennsylvania State University

Social Movements and the Public Policies they Lead and Follow: The Case of American Children's Policy
Doug Imig, University of Memphis

Prison Reform and American Politics: Missed Opportunities
Mary Katzenstein, Cornell University

Discussant: David A. Snow

Session IV: Coalitions and the Interpenetration of Government and Challengers
(1:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.)

Inside and Outside the State: Movement Inser Status, Tactics, and Public Policy Achievement
Lee Ann Banaszak, Pennsylvania State University

Interest Organizations, Information, and Policy Innovation in the U.S. Congress
Paul Burstein, University of Washington, and Paul Froese, University of Washington

Teflon Triangles: the Mobilization of Issue Coalitions by Government, Business, and Foundations
John D. McCarthy, Pennsylvania University

Discussant: TBA

Session V: The Content of Influence: How, Why, and When Movements Matter
(3:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.)

Political Contexts, Strategies, and the Impact of Challengers on Public Policy: The Townsend Plan and U.S. Social Spending Challengers
Edwin Amenta, New York University

The Policy Nexus: Professional networks and the Formulation and Adoption of Worker's Compensation Reforms
Ryken Grattet, University of California, Davis

Discussant: Belinda Robnett, University of California, Irvine

Sunday, January 13th, 2002

Session VI. Reprise: Rethinking Social Movements, Public Policy, and Democracy
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Conference funds were provided by the Center for the Study of Democracy, School of Social Ecology, School of Social Sciences, and Warmington Chair, University of California, Irvine


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