brayden on the hill!


Another orgtheorista has made headlines! Brayden King’s article in Social Forces, authored with Keith Bentele and Sarah Soule, has been discussed in The Hill, the influential Washington based publication. Here’s a clip from the article:

A new study declares that rights-related protests that out-shouted their competition consistently influenced the congressional agenda from 1960 to 1986, possibly lending some legitimacy to disruptive protests like those of Code Pink.

And let’s face it, Washington, D.C., attracts protesters from across the nation.

Appearing in this month’s issue of Social Forces, an academic journal published by the University of North Carolina Press, the study suggests a link between public demonstrations about rights-related issues and subsequent congressional hearings on those topics.

“Activists need to know how and why they have an influence,” said Brayden King, assistant professor of sociology at Brigham Young University and the paper’s principal author. “Innovation oftentimes comes from the fringe, the margins — these people that don’t have a place at the table, but still want to have their voices heard.”

If you can’t get enough of Brayden, check out an article in the Cornell University paper about his ASQ article, with Sarah Soule, on the link between stock prices and protest.

Written by fabiorojas

October 2, 2007 at 8:17 pm

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  1. Nice work, Brayden!



    October 2, 2007 at 9:10 pm

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