Building on the argument about the processes that tie democracy and social movements, this concluding chapter of the original text offers four possible futures for the social movement as a form of political action; internationalization, decline of democracy, professionalization, and triumph. Tilly cautiously guesses that there will be some internationalization of social movements, alongside a decline of democracy and social movements in existing democracies, and an increase of both in some currently undemocratic countries. He also guesses that the twenty-first century will see increasing influence of professional social movements at the national and international level, abandoning some sections of local and regional claimsmaking.