Wednesday, September 28, 2011

IRCPPS in the Links: Dan Drezner on Networked Political Movements

via Drezner's blog:

...unless the people in these movements actually vote in elections, then their agenda will be thwarted in the long run. Even if these kinds of networked movements are new, the political imperative to get elected and re-elected is not...
...For foreign policymakers, the here and now is what matters. What I want to see is whether these movements can sustain themselves over time. For international relations theorists, the persistence of trends matters too.