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Tarrow, Sidney G
Power in movement : social movements and contentious politics / Sidney G. Tarrow
Alternate Title Social movements and contentious politics
Rev. & updated 3rd ed
New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HM881 .T37 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Social movements -- History
Collective behavior -- History
Social change -- History
Physical Description xx, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-313) and index
Machine generated contents note: 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
Series Cambridge studies in comparative politics

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