Political Process and the Development of the Black Insurgency 1930-1970

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Political Process and the Development of the Black Insurgency 1930-1970 is a 1982 book by sociologist Doug McAdam (published by the University of Chicago Press). It is responsible for laying the theoretical groundwork for the political process model for sociological theory.

The book details the rise and fall of the American Civil Rights Movement by looking at it through the paradigm of the opportunities available via the established political structure, and more specifically the opportunity for social movement groups to make successful claims of grievances.

Being widely regarded as groundbreaking research this work is used in sociology classes throughout the country.[citation needed]