Award Date

1-1-1991

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Political Science

First Committee Member

Douglas R. Imig

Number of Pages

94

Abstract

Since 1987, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) continues to pressure the government, corporate America, and society into confronting the AIDS epidemic. This work analyzes ACT UP as a movement organization. First, the organizational structure of ACT UP is discussed. All aspects (membership, leadership, revenue, etc) which make ACT UP a truly unique organization are elaborated upon. Second, the tactics and targets of opportunity of ACT UP are analyzed. Some of the groups more notable demonstrations are discussed in order to illustrate the evolution of ACT UP. Finally, ACT UP is analyzed in terms of how influential it has been upon both government and corporate policy.

Keywords

Aids; Analysis; Coalition; Deficiency; Immune; Immune Deficiency; Politics; Power; Unleash

Controlled Subject

Political science

File Format

pdf

File Size

4034.56 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/xlqv-jjoo


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