Power in Movement: Social Movements and Contentious Politics / Edition 3

Power in Movement: Social Movements and Contentious Politics / Edition 3

by Sidney G. Tarrow
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052115572X

ISBN-13: 9780521155724

Pub. Date: 02/04/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Social movements have an elusive power but one that is altogether real. From the French and American revolutions to the post-Soviet, ethnic, and terrorist movements of today, contentious politics exercises a fleeting but powerful influence on politics, society, and international relations. This study surveys the modern history of the modern social movements in the

Overview

Social movements have an elusive power but one that is altogether real. From the French and American revolutions to the post-Soviet, ethnic, and terrorist movements of today, contentious politics exercises a fleeting but powerful influence on politics, society, and international relations. This study surveys the modern history of the modern social movements in the West and their diffusion to the global South through war, colonialism, and diffusion, and it puts forward a theory to explain its cyclical surges and declines. It offers an interpretation of the power of movements that emphasizes effects on the lives of militants, policy reforms, political institutions, and cultural change. The book focuses on the rise and fall of social movements as part of contentious politics in general and as the outcome of changes in political opportunities and constraints, state strategy, the new media of communication, and transnational diffusion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521155724
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/04/2011
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
372,680
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Contentious politics and social movements; Part I. Contentious Politics: 3. Modular collective action; 4. Print and association; 5. States, capitalism, and contention; Part II. Powers in Movement: 6. Acting contentiously; 7. Networks and organizations; 8. Making meanings; 9. Threats, opportunities, and regimes; Part III. Dynamics of Contention: 10. Mechanisms and processes of contention; 11. Cycles of contention; 12. Struggling to reform; 13. Transnational contention; 14. Conclusion: the future of social movements.

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