Social Movements, Political Violence, and the State: A Comparative Analysis of Italy and Germany / Edition 1

Social Movements, Political Violence, and the State: A Comparative Analysis of Italy and Germany / Edition 1

by Donatella della Porta, Donatella Della Porta
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521473969

ISBN-13: 9780521473965

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book presents empirical research on the nature and structure of political violence. While most studies of social movements focus on single-nation studies, Donatella della Porta uses a comparative research design to analyze movements in two countries—Italy and Germany—from the 1960s to the 1990s. Through extensive use of official documents and

Overview

This book presents empirical research on the nature and structure of political violence. While most studies of social movements focus on single-nation studies, Donatella della Porta uses a comparative research design to analyze movements in two countries—Italy and Germany—from the 1960s to the 1990s. Through extensive use of official documents and in-depth interviews, della Porta is able to explain the actors' construction of external political reality, and to build a theory on political violence that synthesizes the various interactions among political actors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521473965
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Sidney Tarrow; List of abbreviations; Preface; 1. Comparative research on political violence; 2. Political violence in Italy and Germany: a periodization; 3. Violence and the political system: the policing of protest; 4. Organizational processes and violence in social movements; 5. The logic of underground organizations; 6. Patterns of radicalization in political activism; 7. Individual commitment in the underground; 8. Social movements, political violence and the state; a conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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