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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...
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The Social Movement Society: Contentious Politics for a New Century

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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.
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David S. Meyer teaches in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Sidney Tarrow is Maxwell Upson Professor of Government at Cornell University.
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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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