Social Movements in Politics: A Comparative Study

Social Movements in Politics: A Comparative Study

by C. Zirakzadeh


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Social Movements in Politics: A Comparative Study by C. Zirakzadeh

In this book, Zirakzadeh examines different types of social movements, from the Greens in Germany to the Shining Path in Peru. The book concludes with a juxtaposition of the three major theoretical approaches and historical findings and proposes a fourth theoretical approach emphasizing factional conflict and reconciliation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403970473
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 06/22/2007
Series: Perspectives in Comparative Politics Series
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh received his Masters degree from Stanford University and his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. He has taught at the University of Connecticut since 1985, where he holds the title of Professor of Political Science. He has penned more than a dozen essays for edited books and professional journals, including Polity, Social Movement Studies, Journal of Theoretical Politics, and Comparative Studies in Society and History. The expanded edition of Social Movements in Politics is the fourth book Zirakzadeh has authored. The first edition (1997) received a Choice Outstanding Academic Book award. Zirakzadeh, whose research interests include political thought in literature, is currently co-editing his first anthology, a collection of essays on the political experiences and vision of John Steinbeck.

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