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ix, 147 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Research methodology
  • Place and space
  • Chicana feminist approaches to social change
  • Languaging
  • Story-centered organizing
  • Esperanza v. City of San Antonio
  • Uncompromising confrontation of injustice
  • Alliances and coalitions
  • Conclusion.
  • Introduction
  • Research methodology
  • Place and space
  • Chicana feminist approaches to social change
  • Languaging
  • Story-centered organizing
  • Esperanza v. City of San Antonio
  • Uncompromising confrontation of injustice
  • Alliances and coalitions
  • Conclusion.
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HN90 .M84 D48 2015 Unknown
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xxi, 241 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Bookended by remarks from African American diplomats Walter C. Carrington and Charles Stith, the essays in this volume use close readings of speeches, letters, historical archives, diaries, and memoirs of policymakers and newly available FBI files to confront much-neglected questions related to race and foreign relations in the United States. Why, for instance, did African Americans profess loyalty and support for the diplomatic initiatives of a nation that undermined their social, political, and economic well-being through racist policies and cultural practices? Other contributions explore African Americans' history in the diplomatic and consular services and the influential roles of cultural ambassadors like Joe Louis and Louis Armstrong. The volume concludes with an analysis of the effects on race and foreign policy in the administration of Barack Obama. Groundbreaking and critical, African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy expands on the scope and themes of recent collections to offer the most up-to-date scholarship to students in a range of disciplines, including U.S. and African American history, Africana studies, political science, and American studies"-- Provided by publisher.
"Bookended by remarks from African American diplomats Walter C. Carrington and Charles Stith, the essays in this volume use close readings of speeches, letters, historical archives, diaries, and memoirs of policymakers and newly available FBI files to confront much-neglected questions related to race and foreign relations in the United States. Why, for instance, did African Americans profess loyalty and support for the diplomatic initiatives of a nation that undermined their social, political, and economic well-being through racist policies and cultural practices? Other contributions explore African Americans' history in the diplomatic and consular services and the influential roles of cultural ambassadors like Joe Louis and Louis Armstrong. The volume concludes with an analysis of the effects on race and foreign policy in the administration of Barack Obama. Groundbreaking and critical, African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy expands on the scope and themes of recent collections to offer the most up-to-date scholarship to students in a range of disciplines, including U.S. and African American history, Africana studies, political science, and American studies"-- Provided by publisher.
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E744 .A295 2015 Unknown
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1 online resource (317 pages)
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Financial Threats and Self-Undermining Rhetoric; 2 Do Americans View Financial Threats as Important Political Issues?; 3 Who Mobilizes?; 4 Why Rhetoric about Economic Insecurity Can Be Self-Undermining; 5 How People Respond to Participation Requests; 6 Political Voice across Issues; 7 Self-Undermining Rhetoric in the Past and Present; Appendix A: Multivariate Models from Chapter 2; Appendix B: Analysis of the Washington D.C., Interest-Group Community; Appendix C: Multivariate Models from Chapter 5.
  • Appendix D: Noncompliance in the ACSCAN Donation ExperimentAppendix E: Materials for Experiments in Chapter 5; Appendix F: Multivariate Models from Chapter 6; Appendix G: Details on Variable Coding for Multivariate Models throughout the Book; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Americans today face no shortage of threats to their financial well-being, such as job and retirement insecurity, health care costs, and spiraling college tuition. While one might expect that these concerns would motivate people to become more politically engaged on the issues, this often doesn't happen, and the resulting inaction carries consequences for political debates and public policy. Moving beyond previously studied barriers to political organization, American Insecurity sheds light on the public's inaction over economic insecurities by showing that the rhetoric surrounding these issu.
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Financial Threats and Self-Undermining Rhetoric; 2 Do Americans View Financial Threats as Important Political Issues?; 3 Who Mobilizes?; 4 Why Rhetoric about Economic Insecurity Can Be Self-Undermining; 5 How People Respond to Participation Requests; 6 Political Voice across Issues; 7 Self-Undermining Rhetoric in the Past and Present; Appendix A: Multivariate Models from Chapter 2; Appendix B: Analysis of the Washington D.C., Interest-Group Community; Appendix C: Multivariate Models from Chapter 5.
  • Appendix D: Noncompliance in the ACSCAN Donation ExperimentAppendix E: Materials for Experiments in Chapter 5; Appendix F: Multivariate Models from Chapter 6; Appendix G: Details on Variable Coding for Multivariate Models throughout the Book; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Americans today face no shortage of threats to their financial well-being, such as job and retirement insecurity, health care costs, and spiraling college tuition. While one might expect that these concerns would motivate people to become more politically engaged on the issues, this often doesn't happen, and the resulting inaction carries consequences for political debates and public policy. Moving beyond previously studied barriers to political organization, American Insecurity sheds light on the public's inaction over economic insecurities by showing that the rhetoric surrounding these issu.
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xi, 302 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Americans today face no shortage of threats to their financial well-being, such as job and retirement insecurity, health care costs, and spiraling college tuition. While one might expect that these concerns would motivate people to become more politically engaged on the issues, this often doesn't happen, and the resulting inaction carries consequences for political debates and public policy. Moving beyond previously studied barriers to political organization, American Insecurity sheds light on the public's inaction over economic insecurities by showing that the rhetoric surrounding these issues is actually self-undermining. By their nature, the very arguments intended to mobilize individuals--asking them to devote money or time to politics--remind citizens of their economic fears and personal constraints, leading to undermobilization and nonparticipation.Adam Seth Levine explains why the set of people who become politically active on financial insecurity issues is therefore quite narrow. When money is needed, only those who care about the issues but are not personally affected become involved. When time is needed, participation is limited to those not personally affected or those who are personally affected but outside of the labor force with time to spare. The latter explains why it is relatively easy to mobilize retirees on topics that reflect personal financial concerns, such as Social Security and Medicare. In general, however, when political representation requires a large group to make their case, economic insecurity threats are uniquely disadvantaged.Scrutinizing the foundations of political behavior, American Insecurity offers a new perspective on collective participation"-- Provided by publisher.
"Americans today face no shortage of threats to their financial well-being, such as job and retirement insecurity, health care costs, and spiraling college tuition. While one might expect that these concerns would motivate people to become more politically engaged on the issues, this often doesn't happen, and the resulting inaction carries consequences for political debates and public policy. Moving beyond previously studied barriers to political organization, American Insecurity sheds light on the public's inaction over economic insecurities by showing that the rhetoric surrounding these issues is actually self-undermining. By their nature, the very arguments intended to mobilize individuals--asking them to devote money or time to politics--remind citizens of their economic fears and personal constraints, leading to undermobilization and nonparticipation.Adam Seth Levine explains why the set of people who become politically active on financial insecurity issues is therefore quite narrow. When money is needed, only those who care about the issues but are not personally affected become involved. When time is needed, participation is limited to those not personally affected or those who are personally affected but outside of the labor force with time to spare. The latter explains why it is relatively easy to mobilize retirees on topics that reflect personal financial concerns, such as Social Security and Medicare. In general, however, when political representation requires a large group to make their case, economic insecurity threats are uniquely disadvantaged.Scrutinizing the foundations of political behavior, American Insecurity offers a new perspective on collective participation"-- Provided by publisher.
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HC106.83 .L49 2015 Unknown
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1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
This text offers a broad overview of an important and ongoing transformation in relations between political parties and their closest supporters. It focuses on established parliamentary democracies, showing how the changing nature of party membership is affecting how political parties define themselves and the choices presented to voters.
This text offers a broad overview of an important and ongoing transformation in relations between political parties and their closest supporters. It focuses on established parliamentary democracies, showing how the changing nature of party membership is affecting how political parties define themselves and the choices presented to voters.
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xii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Part I. Basics: 1. The analysis of politics; 2. Becoming a group: the constitution; 3. Choosing in groups: an intuitive presentation; 4. The formal analytics of choosing in groups
  • Part II. Spatial Theory: 5. Politics as spatial competition; 6. Two dimensions: elusive equilibrium
  • Part III. Extensions: Collective Choice, Uncertainty, and Collective Action: 7. The social problem: impossibility; 8. Uncertainty; 9. Voting as a collective-action problem.
"This book is an introduction to the logic and analytics of group choice. To understand how political institutions work, it is important to isolate what citizens - as individuals and as members of society - actually want. This book develops a means of 'representing' the preferences of citizens so that institutions can be studied more carefully. This is the first book to integrate the classical problem of constitutions with modern spatial theory, connecting Aristotle and Montesquieu with Arrow and Buchanan"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Part I. Basics: 1. The analysis of politics; 2. Becoming a group: the constitution; 3. Choosing in groups: an intuitive presentation; 4. The formal analytics of choosing in groups
  • Part II. Spatial Theory: 5. Politics as spatial competition; 6. Two dimensions: elusive equilibrium
  • Part III. Extensions: Collective Choice, Uncertainty, and Collective Action: 7. The social problem: impossibility; 8. Uncertainty; 9. Voting as a collective-action problem.
"This book is an introduction to the logic and analytics of group choice. To understand how political institutions work, it is important to isolate what citizens - as individuals and as members of society - actually want. This book develops a means of 'representing' the preferences of citizens so that institutions can be studied more carefully. This is the first book to integrate the classical problem of constitutions with modern spatial theory, connecting Aristotle and Montesquieu with Arrow and Buchanan"-- Provided by publisher.
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HB846.8 .M855 2015 Unknown
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ix, 251 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. The ascendancy of reform populism
  • 2. Reform pluralism
  • 3. How much transparency?
  • 4. Participation paradoxes
  • 5. Reform cycles
  • 6. Fair representation
  • 7. Raising the political ethics bar
  • 8. Election administration or policy?
  • 9. A blended reform agenda.
"Why do American political reform efforts so often fail to solve the problems they intend to fix? In this book, Bruce E. Cain argues that the reasons are an unrealistic civic ideal of a fully informed and engaged citizenry and a neglect of basic pluralist principles about political intermediaries. This book traces the tension between populist and pluralist approaches as it plays out in many seemingly distinct reform topics, such as voting administration, campaign finance, excessive partisanship, redistricting, and transparency and voter participation. It explains why political primaries have promoted partisan polarization, why voting rates are declining even as election opportunities increase, and why direct democracy is not really a grassroots tool. Cain offers a reform agenda that attempts to reconcile pluralist ideals with the realities of collective-action problems and resource disparities"-- Provided by publisher.
  • 1. The ascendancy of reform populism
  • 2. Reform pluralism
  • 3. How much transparency?
  • 4. Participation paradoxes
  • 5. Reform cycles
  • 6. Fair representation
  • 7. Raising the political ethics bar
  • 8. Election administration or policy?
  • 9. A blended reform agenda.
"Why do American political reform efforts so often fail to solve the problems they intend to fix? In this book, Bruce E. Cain argues that the reasons are an unrealistic civic ideal of a fully informed and engaged citizenry and a neglect of basic pluralist principles about political intermediaries. This book traces the tension between populist and pluralist approaches as it plays out in many seemingly distinct reform topics, such as voting administration, campaign finance, excessive partisanship, redistricting, and transparency and voter participation. It explains why political primaries have promoted partisan polarization, why voting rates are declining even as election opportunities increase, and why direct democracy is not really a grassroots tool. Cain offers a reform agenda that attempts to reconcile pluralist ideals with the realities of collective-action problems and resource disparities"-- Provided by publisher.
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JK1726 .C35 2015 Unknown
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xiv, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Opportunities to "have your say, " "get involved, " and "join the conversation" are everywhere in public life. From crowdsourcing and town hall meetings to government experiments with social media, participatory politics increasingly seem like a revolutionary antidote to the decline of civic engagement and the thinning of the contemporary public sphere. Many argue that, with new technologies, flexible organizational cultures, and a supportive policymaking context, we now hold the keys to large-scale democratic revitalization. Democratizing Inequalities shows that the equation may not be so simple. Modern societies face a variety of structural problems that limit potentials for true democratization, as well as vast inequalities in political action and voice that are not easily resolved by participatory solutions. Popular participation may even reinforce elite power in unexpected ways. Resisting an oversimplified account of participation as empowerment, this collection of essays brings together a diverse range of leading scholars to reveal surprising insights into how dilemmas of the new public participation play out in politics and organizations. Through investigations including fights over the authenticity of business-sponsored public participation, the surge of the Tea Party, the role of corporations in electoral campaigns, and participatory budgeting practices in Brazil, Democratizing Inequalities seeks to refresh our understanding of public participation and trace the reshaping of authority in today's political environment"-- Provided by publisher.
"Opportunities to "have your say, " "get involved, " and "join the conversation" are everywhere in public life. From crowdsourcing and town hall meetings to government experiments with social media, participatory politics increasingly seem like a revolutionary antidote to the decline of civic engagement and the thinning of the contemporary public sphere. Many argue that, with new technologies, flexible organizational cultures, and a supportive policymaking context, we now hold the keys to large-scale democratic revitalization. Democratizing Inequalities shows that the equation may not be so simple. Modern societies face a variety of structural problems that limit potentials for true democratization, as well as vast inequalities in political action and voice that are not easily resolved by participatory solutions. Popular participation may even reinforce elite power in unexpected ways. Resisting an oversimplified account of participation as empowerment, this collection of essays brings together a diverse range of leading scholars to reveal surprising insights into how dilemmas of the new public participation play out in politics and organizations. Through investigations including fights over the authenticity of business-sponsored public participation, the surge of the Tea Party, the role of corporations in electoral campaigns, and participatory budgeting practices in Brazil, Democratizing Inequalities seeks to refresh our understanding of public participation and trace the reshaping of authority in today's political environment"-- Provided by publisher.
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JF799 .D457 2015 Unknown
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viii, 255 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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JK1764 .W53 2015 Unknown
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xix, 224 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm
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JK1764 .B76 2015 Unavailable On order Request
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xi, 296 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : the question of democracy in a democratic society
  • Construction of democracy, public policies and participation of civil society
  • Chile : top-down modernization and low intensity re-democratization
  • Social policy agendas in the transition to democracy
  • Civil society, public policy networks and participatory initiatives
  • From the civil society to the state : a new elite is born?
  • Conclusion : participation and public policies in the Chilean democratic process.
  • Introduction : the question of democracy in a democratic society
  • Construction of democracy, public policies and participation of civil society
  • Chile : top-down modernization and low intensity re-democratization
  • Social policy agendas in the transition to democracy
  • Civil society, public policy networks and participatory initiatives
  • From the civil society to the state : a new elite is born?
  • Conclusion : participation and public policies in the Chilean democratic process.
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JL2681 .D45 2015 Unknown
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xiv, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey attempts to understand the mobilization strategies of incumbent parties to consolidate and increase their support among swing voters of an ethnic group. By analyzing the strategy of AKP on voters of Kurdish origin, it investigates the conditions under which it can mobilize them through the clientelistic network and its effectiveness in increasing support for the party.
"Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey attempts to understand the mobilization strategies of incumbent parties to consolidate and increase their support among swing voters of an ethnic group. By analyzing the strategy of AKP on voters of Kurdish origin, it investigates the conditions under which it can mobilize them through the clientelistic network and its effectiveness in increasing support for the party.
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JQ1809 .A15 A43 2015 Unknown
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xiv, 300 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction / Thomas Risse
  • Part I: How to Grasp the Europeanization of Public Spheres: Theory, Methods, empirics ; 2. Theorizing communication flows within a European public sphere / Barbara Pfetsch and Annett Heft ; 3. How advanced is the Europeanization of public spheres? Comparing German and European structures of political communication / Ruud Koopmans ; 4. National media as transnational discourse arenas: the case of humanitarian military interventions / Cathleen Kantner ; 5. European issue publics online: the cases of climate change and fair trade / W. Lance Bennett, Sabine Lang and Alexandra Segerberg
  • Part II: Consequences: Does the Europeanization of Public Spheres Matter?. 6. European public spheres, the politicization of EU affairs, and its consequences / Thomas Risse ; 7. Media and identity: the paradox of legitimacy and the making of European citizens / Sarah Harrison and Michael Bruter ; 8. The re-structuring of political conflict in Europe and the politicization of European integration / Edgar Grande and Hanspeter Kriesi
  • Part III: Theoretical and Normative Implications. 9. Identity, Europe and the world beyond public spheres / Jeffrey T. Checkel ; 10. Democracy, identity, and European public spheres / Andreas Follesdal.
"The euro crisis has led to an unprecedented Europeanization and politicization of public spheres across the continent. In this volume, leading scholars make two claims. First, they suggest that transnational cross-border communication in Europe has been encouraged through the gradual Europeanization of national as well as issue-specific public spheres. Second, the politicization of European affairs - at the European Union (EU) level and in the domestic politics of member states - is inevitable and here to stay. Europeanized public spheres, whether elite media, mass media, or social media such as the internet, provide the arenas in which the politicization of European and EU issues takes place. European Public Spheres explores the history of these developments, the nature of politicization in the public spheres as well as its likely consequences, and the normative implications for European public life"-- Provided by publisher.
  • 1. Introduction / Thomas Risse
  • Part I: How to Grasp the Europeanization of Public Spheres: Theory, Methods, empirics ; 2. Theorizing communication flows within a European public sphere / Barbara Pfetsch and Annett Heft ; 3. How advanced is the Europeanization of public spheres? Comparing German and European structures of political communication / Ruud Koopmans ; 4. National media as transnational discourse arenas: the case of humanitarian military interventions / Cathleen Kantner ; 5. European issue publics online: the cases of climate change and fair trade / W. Lance Bennett, Sabine Lang and Alexandra Segerberg
  • Part II: Consequences: Does the Europeanization of Public Spheres Matter?. 6. European public spheres, the politicization of EU affairs, and its consequences / Thomas Risse ; 7. Media and identity: the paradox of legitimacy and the making of European citizens / Sarah Harrison and Michael Bruter ; 8. The re-structuring of political conflict in Europe and the politicization of European integration / Edgar Grande and Hanspeter Kriesi
  • Part III: Theoretical and Normative Implications. 9. Identity, Europe and the world beyond public spheres / Jeffrey T. Checkel ; 10. Democracy, identity, and European public spheres / Andreas Follesdal.
"The euro crisis has led to an unprecedented Europeanization and politicization of public spheres across the continent. In this volume, leading scholars make two claims. First, they suggest that transnational cross-border communication in Europe has been encouraged through the gradual Europeanization of national as well as issue-specific public spheres. Second, the politicization of European affairs - at the European Union (EU) level and in the domestic politics of member states - is inevitable and here to stay. Europeanized public spheres, whether elite media, mass media, or social media such as the internet, provide the arenas in which the politicization of European and EU issues takes place. European Public Spheres explores the history of these developments, the nature of politicization in the public spheres as well as its likely consequences, and the normative implications for European public life"-- Provided by publisher.
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JN40 .E85 2015 Unknown
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xi, 353 pages ; 23 cm
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JF801 .G44 2015 Unavailable On order Request
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xvi, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Globalization and Democracy in Advanced Industrial Societies
  • Theoretical Framework : Political Demand and Supply in Globalized Economies
  • The World Economy and the Composition of Policy Demands
  • Globalization and the Attribution of Responsibility
  • Globalization and the Shifting Bases of Retrospective Voting
  • Position Issues and Voter Choice in Open Economies
  • Representational Linkages and the Room to Maneuver
  • Credible Responses: Globalization, Parties, and the Supply Side
  • Conclusion.
  • Globalization and Democracy in Advanced Industrial Societies
  • Theoretical Framework : Political Demand and Supply in Globalized Economies
  • The World Economy and the Composition of Policy Demands
  • Globalization and the Attribution of Responsibility
  • Globalization and the Shifting Bases of Retrospective Voting
  • Position Issues and Voter Choice in Open Economies
  • Representational Linkages and the Room to Maneuver
  • Credible Responses: Globalization, Parties, and the Supply Side
  • Conclusion.
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JZ1320 .H45 2015 Unknown
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1 streaming video file (70 min.) : digital, sound, color
This film brings us into the lives of people from all walks of life and all sides of the political spectrum who are dedicating themselves to resisting, slowing down or stopping fracking.
This film brings us into the lives of people from all walks of life and all sides of the political spectrum who are dedicating themselves to resisting, slowing down or stopping fracking.
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x, 262 pages ; 24 cm
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JQ1681 .J37 2015 Unknown
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xvi, 211 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
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HN59.2 .M376 2015 Unavailable In process Request
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ix, 127 pages ; 24 cm.
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HQ759 .P585 2015 Unavailable In process Request
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vi, 381 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"In regions that have undergone tumultuous transitions, democratic social movements have often been the catalyst for great change. However, once those changes occur, can these movements survive, and if so, how? The editors and contributors to Movements in Times of Democratic Transition examine in comparative detail how social movements act within the context of the democratic transitions they have been fighting for, and how they are affected by the changes they helped bring about. Offering insights into the nature of how social movements decline, radicalize, revitalize, or spark new cycles of activism, Movements in Times of Democratic Transition provides a comprehensive analysis of these key questions of mobilization research. Contributors include: Paul Almeida, Christopher J. Colvin, Stephen Ellis, Grzegorz Ekiert, Grzegorz Forys, Krzysztof Gorlach, Camila Penna, Sebastián Pereyra, Steven Robbins, Ton Salman, Mate Szabo, Ineke van Kessel, Michal Wenzel, and the editors. "-- Provided by publisher.
"In regions that have undergone tumultuous transitions, democratic social movements have often been the catalyst for great change. However, once those changes occur, can these movements survive, and if so, how? The editors and contributors to Movements in Times of Democratic Transition examine in comparative detail how social movements act within the context of the democratic transitions they have been fighting for, and how they are affected by the changes they helped bring about. Offering insights into the nature of how social movements decline, radicalize, revitalize, or spark new cycles of activism, Movements in Times of Democratic Transition provides a comprehensive analysis of these key questions of mobilization research. Contributors include: Paul Almeida, Christopher J. Colvin, Stephen Ellis, Grzegorz Ekiert, Grzegorz Forys, Krzysztof Gorlach, Camila Penna, Sebastián Pereyra, Steven Robbins, Ton Salman, Mate Szabo, Ineke van Kessel, Michal Wenzel, and the editors. "-- Provided by publisher.
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