The Social Movement Society: Contentious Politics for a New Century

The Social Movement Society: Contentious Politics for a New Century

by David S. Meyer
     
 

Is there more social protest now than there was prior to the movement politics of the 1960s, and if so, does it result in a distinctly less civil society throughout the world? If everybody protests, what does protest mean in advanced industrial societies? This volume brings together scholars from Europe and the U.S., and from both political science and sociology,

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Is there more social protest now than there was prior to the movement politics of the 1960s, and if so, does it result in a distinctly less civil society throughout the world? If everybody protests, what does protest mean in advanced industrial societies? This volume brings together scholars from Europe and the U.S., and from both political science and sociology, to consider the ways in which the social movement has changed as a political form and the ways in which it continues to change the societies in which it is prevalent.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847685400
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Movement Society: Contentious Politics for a New Century Chapter 2 The Structure and Culture of Collective Protest in Germany since 1950 Chapter 3 Are the Times A-Changin'? Assessing the Acceptance of Protest in Western Democracies Chapter 4 The Institutionalization of Protest in the United States Chapter 5 Policing Protest in France and Italy: From Intimidation to Cooperation? Donatella della Porta Chapter 6 Institutionalization of Protest during Democratic Consolidation in Central Europe Chapter 7 Democratic Transitions as Protest Cycles: Social Movement Dynamics in Democratizing Latin America Chapter 8 A Movement Takes Office Chapter 9 Stepsisters: Feminist Movement Activism in Different Institutional Spaces Chapter 10 Transnational Advocacy Networks in the Movement Society

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