Hong Kong protests: Is anyone in charge?
- July 9, 2019
- David Meyer, sociology, in The Christian Science Monitor, July 9, 2019
When you’re “making consensus decisions, it’s hard to strategize and innovate,” says
David S. Meyer, a sociologist at the University of California, Irvine and an expert
on social movements. “Usually the easiest thing to agree on is what they’ve already
been doing. You always have the risk that a breakaway coalition opts out and does
what it wants to do. When there’s nobody in charge with continuing on after the peak
enthusiasm has passed, it falls apart.”
For the full story, please visit https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2019/0709/Hong-Kong-protests-Is-anyone-in-charge.