Power in Movement: Social Movements and Contentious Politics / Edition 2

Power in Movement: Social Movements and Contentious Politics / Edition 2

by Sidney Tarrow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521629470

ISBN-13: 9780521629478

Pub. Date: 05/13/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Unlike political or economic institutions, social movements have an elusive power, but one that is no less real. This study surveys the history of the social movement, puts forward a theory of collective action to explain its surges and declines, and offers an interpretation of the power of movement that emphasizes its effects on personal lives, policy reforms and…  See more details below

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Unlike political or economic institutions, social movements have an elusive power, but one that is no less real. This study surveys the history of the social movement, puts forward a theory of collective action to explain its surges and declines, and offers an interpretation of the power of movement that emphasizes its effects on personal lives, policy reforms and political culture. While covering cultural, organizational and personal sources of movements' power, the book emphasizes the rise and fall of social movements as part of political struggle and as the outcome of changes in political opportunity structure. This second edition has an entirely new chapter, major additions to the bibliography, new illustrative materials in many of the chapters and a new conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521629478
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/13/1998
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
894,838
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Contentious politics and social movements: Part I. The Birth of the Modern Social Movement: 2. Modular collective action; 3. Print and association; 4. Statebuilding and social movements; Part II. From Contention to Social Movements: 5. Political opportunities and constraints; 6. The repertoire of contention; 7. Framing contention; 8. Mobilising structures and contentious politics; Part III. The Dynamics of Movement: 9. Cycles of contention; 10. Struggling to reform; 11. Transnational contention/conclusion: the future of social movements.

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