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On this page, you will find a list of organisations that do academic research into social change-making.
Basing our strategies and tactics on the work of scholarly research, we can become much more effective. Check out these organisations to learn more about activism from an academic perspective:
- International Research Group on Authoritarianism and Counter-Strategies, IRGAC (Twitter): an initiative of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation that brings together scholar-activists to exchange research on the rise of the Right and responses from the Left
- Nonviolent Action Lab (Twitter): The Nonviolent Action Lab produces data & analysis on where & how nonviolent action works worldwide.
- Activism Research Hub (Twitter): Gathering, analysing and implementing activism research for rapid and effective environmental change.
- Anarchism Research Group (Twitter): The ARG provides an informal space at Loughborough University for the discussion, exploration & analysis of anarchist history, theory & practice.
- International Institute of Social History (Twitter): The International Institute of Social History, based in Amsterdam, conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, social history and social movements since 2009.
- Data for Progress (Twitter)
- New Economy Organisers Network (Twitter)
- Social Movement Studies Journal (Twitter)
The following research groups seem to be inactive based on their website and social media activity:
- Resistance Studies (Twitter): Their website is offline, but here's an archived version.
- Advocacy Lab (Twitter): research and education to those engaged in policy advocacy. An initiative of Darren Halpin, Bert Fraussen and Herschel F. Thomas