Social parties take strategy to the next level.

Social
movements are considered as a major force in the world, that’s why, it gets the
attention of many sociologists and political parties in order to understand its
meaning, how does it happen and what are the changes that occurs. First of all,
giving an exact definition of what social movement is may be difficult because
it cannot be considered as a political party nor as unorganized mass without a
goal, but, it is somewhere in between the two (Christiansen, 2014). According
to Herbert George Blumer, who was
an American sociologist, there are four
stages of social movement: emergence, coalescence, bureaucratization, and decline. Emergence,
which is the first stage, is when there is no organization or clear stratagem
for achieving goals, it is mainly about individual extensive feelings of
dissatisfaction.  The second stage, which
is coalescence, is when people come together to express their discontent. In
this stage, there is a creation of strategy and demonstrations are made. The
third stage, which is bureaucratization, is when the social movements have had
some success and raised consciousness among more people and have more approach
to political elites. In this stage, formal parties take strategy to the next
level. In the last stage of the social movement, which is the decline, is when
the movement comes to its end. This stage can happen in five ways: oppression,
co-optation, victory or failure (Christiansen, 2014).