Social Movement Studies in Europe: The State of the Art

Social Movement Studies in Europe: The State of the Art

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Social Movement Studies in Europe: The State of the Art by Olivier Fillieule

Bringing together over forty established and emerging scholars, this landmark volume is the first to comprehensively examine the evolution and current practice of social movement studies in a specifically European context. While its first half offers comparative approaches to an array of significant issues and movements, its second half assembles focused national studies that include most major European states. Throughout, these contributions are guided by a shared set of historical and social-scientific questions with a particular emphasis on political sociology, thus offering a bold and uncommonly unified survey that will be essential for scholars and students of European social movements.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785337574
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/01/2017
Series: Protest, Culture & Society Series , #16
Pages: 526
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Olivier Fillieule is a professor of political sociology at Lausanne University’s Research Centre on Political Action (CRAPUL) and senior researcher at CNRS-CESSP, Paris 1-Sorbonne. Among his recent books is Demonstrations , coauthored with Danielle Tartakowsky.

Guya Accornero is a senior researcher fellow in political science at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, Lisbon University Institute (IUL) - with a grant of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, grant number FCT-IF/00223/2012) - and invited professor at the same University. She collaborates with the 'Barometer of News' of the IUL Journalism School. She has been visiting researcher at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences of the Juan March Foundation, Madrid; at the Lausanne University Research Centre on Political Action and at the CUNY-Graduate Centre, New York City. Her research interests include contentious politics, radicalization, political violence, repression, anti-austerity protest, housing and anti-gentrification movements. Besides several book-chapters, she has published articles in the journals West European Politics , Democratization , Cultures & Conflicts , An lise Social , Storia e Problemi Contemporanei , Historein , Estudos Ibero-Americanos , and Journal of Contemporary Religion. She is the author of the monograph The Revolution before the Revolution: Late Authoritarianism and Student Protest in Portugal (Berghahn), and co-editor of the book Percorsi. Scienze sociali tra Italia e Portogallo (BraDypUS).

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables

List of Abbreviations

Foreword

James M. Jasper

Introduction: "So Many as the Stars of the Sky in Multitude, and as the Sand which is By the Sea Shore Innumerable": European Social Movement Research in Perspective

Olivier Fillieule and Guya Accornero

PART I: EUROPEAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

Chapter 1. The European Movements of '68: Ambivalent theories, Ideological Memories and Exciting Puzzles

Erik Neveu

Chapter 2. Mobilizing for Democracy: The 1989 Protests in Central Eastern Europe

Donatella della Porta

Chapter 3. A Long Awaited Homecoming: The Labour Movement in Social Movement Studies

Karel Yon

Chapter 4. Beyond Party Politics: The Search for a Unified Approach. Research on Radical Right-wing Movements in Europe

Manuela Caiani and Rossella Borri

Chapter 5. Fields of Contentious Politics: Migration and Ethnic Relations

Manlio Cinalli

Chapter 6. Quiescent or Invisible?: Precarious and Unemployed Movements in Europe

Marco Giugni and Jasmine Lorenzini

Chapter 7. From Antiglobalisation to Global Justice Movement: The Waterloo's European Battle

Isabelle Sommier

Chapter 8. Theoretical Perspectives on European Environmental Movements: Transnational and Techological Challenges in the Twenty-first Century

Maria Kousis

Chapter 9. From Grassroots to Institutions: Women's Movements Studies in Europe

Laure Bereni and Anne Revillard

Chapter 10. Social Movements Facing the Crisis

H lo se Nez

PART II: NATIONAL CASES

Chapter 11. Social Movements Studies in Britain: 'No Longer The Poor Relation?'

Brian Doherty, Graeme Hayes and Christopher Rootes

Chapter 12. Precarious Research in a Movement Society: Social Movement Studies in Germany

Sebastian Haunss

Chapter 13. Politics and People: Understanding Dutch Research on Social Movements

Jan Willem Duyvendak, Conny Roggeband and Jacquelien van Stekelenburg

Chapter 14. From Splendid Isolation To Joining the Concert of Nations: Social Movement Studies in France

Olivier Fillieule

Chapter 15. Internationalization with Limited Domestic Recognition: Research on Social Movements in Italy

Lorenzo Bosi and Lorenzo Mosca

Chapter 16. The Land of Opportunities?: Social Movement Studies in Switzerland

Philip Balsiger

Chapter 17. Studying Movements in a Movement-become-state: Research and Practice in Postcolonial Ireland

Laurence Cox

Chapter 18. Successful Social Movement Outcomes without Social Movements?: Research on Swedish Social Movements and Swedish Social Movement Research

Abby Peterson

Chapter 19. Is Spain Still Different?: Social Movements Research in a Belated Western European Democracy

Eduardo Romanos and Susana Aguilar

Chapter 20. Revolutionary or Mild-mannered?: Social Movements and Social Movements Studies in Portugal

Guya Accornero

Chapter 21. From the Centre to the Periphery and Back to the Centre: Social Movements Affecting Social Movement Theory in the Case of Greece

Kostis Kornetis and Hara Kouki

Chapter 22. A Militant Rather than Scientific Research Object: Social Movements Studies in Turkey

Ayşen Uysal

Chapter 23. From Democratization to Internationalization: Studying Social Movements in Hungary

Aron Buzogany

Chapter 24. Social Movements in Pre- and Post-December 1989 in Romania

Laura Nistor

Chapter 25. Social Mobilization and the Strong State from the Soviets to Putin: Social Movements in the Soviet Union and Russia

Alfred Evans and Laura Henry

Conclusions: Social Movement Studies in Europe: Achievements, Gaps, and Challenges

Dieter Rucht

Index

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