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Social movements have an elusive power but one that is altogether real. From the French and American revolutions to the post-Soviet, ethnic, and terrorist movements of today, contentious politics exercises a fleeting but powerful influence on politics, society, and international relations. This study surveys the modern history of the modern social movements in the West and their diffusion to the global South through war, colonialism, and diffusion, and it puts forward a theory to explain its cyclical surges and declines. It offers an interpretation of the power of movements that emphasizes effects on the lives of militants, policy reforms, political institutions, and cultural change. The book focuses on the rise and fall of social movements as part of contentious politics in general and as the outcome of changes in political opportunities and constraints, state strategy, the new media of communication, and transnational diffusion.

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Surveys the modern history of the social movement in the West and its diffusion to the global South.

Synopsis:

This book offers an interpretation of the power of social movements that emphasizes their effects on the lives of militants, policy reforms, political institutions, and cultural change. The book focuses on the rise and fall of social movements as part of contentious politics in general and as the outcome of changes in political opportunities and constraints, state strategy, transnational diffusion, and the new media of communication.

About the Author

Sidney Tarrow (Ph.D. Berkeley, 1965) is Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government and Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. His recent books are Dynamics of Contention (with Doug McAdam and Charles Tilly), Contentious Europeans (with Doug Imig), Transnational Protest and Global Activism (co-edited with Donatella della Porta), The New Transnational Activism and Contentious Politics (with Charles Tilly). He is currently researching war, state-building and human rights.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Contentious politics and social movements; Part I. Contentious Politics: 3. Modular collective action; 4. Print and association; 5. States, capitalism, and contention; Part II. Powers in Movement: 6. Acting contentiously; 7. Networks and organizations; 8. Making meanings; 9. Threats, opportunities, and regimes; Part III. Dynamics of Contention: 10. Mechanisms and processes of contention; 11. Cycles of contention; 12. Struggling to reform; 13. Transnational contention; 14. Conclusion: the future of social movements.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521155724
Author:
Tarrow, Sidney G.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Tarrow, Sidney
Location:
New York
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 b/w illus. 5 tables
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.21 x 6.14 x 0.79 in 1.08 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This book offers an interpretation of the power of social movements that emphasizes their effects on the lives of militants, policy reforms, political institutions, and cultural change. The book focuses on the rise and fall of social movements as part of contentious politics in general and as the outcome of changes in political opportunities and constraints, state strategy, transnational diffusion, and the new media of communication.
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