Why do some social movements succeed while others fail?

There is actually a scientific answer to this question. Scott Sherman, founder of the Transformative Action Institute, reviewed hundreds of case studies of citizens trying to bring about change and coded nearly 120 factors that correlated to success and failure in these efforts.

He found there are three key elements to success, which we've explained in the video above and detailed here:

1- Exposing injustice


2- Social Aikido: turn the strength of your opponents into your advantage

3- Constructive programs


Jordi Oliveres is a senior producer of special projects at Fusion.