Book
xvii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- 1. Repertoires of contentious language-- 2. Revolutions in words-- 3. Words at work-- 4. Race and rights talk-- 5. Gender words-- 6. Citizens and nations-- 7. Love and hatred-- 8. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107693289 20160612
This book examines the relations between the material and political bases of contentious politics and the construction, diffusion and endurance of contentious language. Beginning with the language of revolution developed from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, it examines contentious language at work, in gender and race relations and in nationalist and ethnic movements. It closes with an examination of emotions in contentious politics, reflecting on the changes in political language since 9/11 and assessing the impact of religion and recent innovations in electronic communication on the language of politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107693289 20160612
Green Library
Book
xviii, 190 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. The gray zone-- 2. Party politics and everyday life-- 3. Food lootings-- 4. Moreno and La Matanza lootings-- 5. Making sense of collective violence.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521872362 20160528
Close to three hundred stores and supermarkets were looted during week-long food riots in Argentina in December 2001. Thirty-four people were reported dead and hundreds were injured. Among the looting crowds, activists from the Peronist party (the main political party in the country) were quite prominent. During the lootings, police officers were conspicuously absent - particularly when small stores were sacked. Through a combination of archival research, statistical analysis, multi-sited fieldwork, and taking heed of the perspective of contentious politics, this book provides the first available analytic description of the origins, course, meanings, and outcomes of the December 2001 wave of lootings in Argentina.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521872362 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xiv, 237 p. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Insurgent groups and the quest for overseas support-- 2. Power, exchange, and marketing-- 3. From ethnic to environmental conflict: Nigeria's Ogoni movement-- 4. The making of an anti-globalization icon: Mexico's Zapatista uprising-- 5. Transnational marketing and world politics.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521845700 20160528
How do a few Third World political movements become global causes celebres, while most remain isolated? This book rejects dominant views that needy groups readily gain help from selfless nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Instead, they face a Darwinian struggle for scarce resources where support goes to the savviest, not the neediest. Examining Mexico's Zapatista rebels and Nigeria's Ogoni ethnic group, the book draws critical conclusions about social movements, NGOs, and 'global civil society'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521845700 20160528
Green Library
Book
xxii, 383 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • The republican era and the emergence of communist leadership during the anti-Japanese war of resistance
  • The ascent of the vigilante militia : the violent antecedents of Mao's war Communism
  • The onset of collectivization and popular dissatisfaction with Mao's "yellow bomb" road
  • The mandate abandoned : the disaster of the Great Leap Forward
  • Strategies of survival and their elimination in the great leap forward
  • The escape from famine and death
  • Indignation and frustrated retaliation : the politics of disengagement
  • The market comes first : the economics of disengagement and the origins of reform
  • Persistent memories and long-delayed retaliation in the reform era.
Green Library
Book
xvi, 326 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Political violence and social movements: an introduction-- 2. Escalating policing-- 3. Competitive escalation during protest cycles-- 4. The activation of militant networks-- 5. Organizational compartmentalization-- 6. Action militarization-- 7. Ideological encapsulation-- 8. Militant enclosure-- 9. Leaving clandestinity? Reversing mechanisms of engagement-- 10. Clandestine political violence: some conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521195744 20160612
Clandestine Political Violence compares four types of clandestine political violence: left-wing (in Italy and Germany), right-wing (in Italy), ethnonationalist (in Spain) and religious fundamentalist (in Islamist clandestine organizations). Oriented toward theory building, Della Porta develops her own definition of clandestine political violence. Building on the most recent developments in social movement studies, Della Porta proposes an original interpretative model. Using a unique research design, she singles out some common causal mechanisms at the onset, during the persistence and at the demise of clandestine political violence. The development of the phenomenon is located within the interactions among social movements, countermovements and the state. She pays particular attention to the ways different actors cognitively construct the reality they act upon. Based on original empirical research as well as existing research in many languages, this book is rich in empirical evidence on some of the most crucial cases of clandestine political violence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521195744 20160612
Green Library
Book
xx, 250 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: informal workers' movements and the state-- 2. Struggling with informality-- 3. The success of competitive populism-- 4. Communism's resistance to change-- 5. Why accommodation leads to minimal gains-- 6. Conclusion: dignifying discontent.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107025721 20160612
Since the 1980s, the world's governments have decreased state welfare and thus increased the number of unprotected 'informal' or 'precarious' workers. As a result, more and more workers do not receive secure wages or benefits from either employers or the state. This book offers a fresh and provocative look into the alternative social movements informal workers in India are launching. It also offers a unique analysis of the conditions under which these movements succeed or fail. Drawing from 300 interviews with informal workers, government officials and union leaders, Rina Agarwala argues that Indian informal workers are using their power as voters to demand welfare benefits from the state, rather than demanding traditional work benefits from employers. In addition, they are organizing at the neighborhood level, rather than the shop floor, and appealing to 'citizenship', rather than labor rights.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107025721 20160612
Green Library
Book
xiii, 240 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- 1. The logic of connective action-- 2. Personalized communication in protest networks-- 3. Digital media and the organization of connective action-- 4. How organizationally enabled networks engage publics-- 5. Networks, power, and political outcomes-- 6. Conclusion: when logics collide.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107642720 20160612
The Logic of Connective Action explains the rise of a personalized digitally networked politics in which diverse individuals address the common problems of our times such as economic fairness and climate change. Rich case studies from the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany illustrate a theoretical framework for understanding how large-scale connective action is coordinated. In many of these mobilizations, communication operates as an organizational process that may replace or supplement familiar forms of collective action based on organizational resource mobilization, leadership, and collective action framing. In some cases, connective action emerges from crowds that shun leaders, as when Occupy protesters created media networks to channel resources and create loose ties among dispersed physical groups. In other cases, conventional political organizations deploy personalized communication logics to enable large-scale engagement with a variety of political causes. The Logic of Connective Action shows how power is organized in communication-based networks, and what political outcomes may result.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107642720 20160612
Green Library
Book
xiv, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. The logic of social movement outcomes-- 2. Civil rights and reactive countermobilization-- 3. The calculus of compromise-- 4. Local struggles-- 5. Patterns of regional change-- 6. Federal responses to civil rights mobilization-- 7. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521133395 20160604
Social movements have wrought dramatic changes upon American society. This raises the question: Why do some movements succeed in their endeavors while others fail? Luders answers this question by introducing an analytical framework that begins with a shift in emphasis away from the characteristics of movements toward the targets of protests and affected bystanders and why they respond as they do. This shift brings into focus how targets and other interests assess both their exposure to movement disruptions as well as the costs of conceding to movement demands. From this point, diverse outcomes stem not only from a movement's capabilities for protest but also from differences among targets and others in their vulnerability to disruption and the substance of movement goals. Applied to the civil rights movement, this approach recasts conventional accounts of the movement's outcome in local struggles and national politics and clarifies the broader logic of social change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521133395 20160604
Green Library
Book
xviii, 318 p. ; 25 cm.
  • 1. The inconvenient fact of antineoliberal mobilization-- 2. Contentious politics, contemporary market society, and power-- 3. The argument: explaining episodes of antineoliberal contention in Latin America-- 4. Argentina-- 5. Bolivia-- 6. Ecuador-- 7. Venezuela-- 8. Peru and Chile-- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521705721 20160528
At the turn of the twentieth century, a concatenation of diverse social movements arose unexpectedly in Latin America, culminating in massive anti-free market demonstrations. These events ushered in governments in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that advocated socialization and planning, challenging the consensus over neoliberal hegemony and the weakness of movements to oppose it. Eduardo Silva offers the first comprehensive comparative account of these extraordinary events, arguing that the shift was influenced by favorable political associational space, a reformist orientation to demands, economic crisis, and mechanisms that facilitated horizontal linkages among a wide variety of social movement organizations. His analysis applies Karl Polanyi's theory of the double movement of market society to these events, predicting the dawning of an era more supportive of government intervention in the economy and society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521705721 20160528
Green Library
Book
xv, 192 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. Understanding social movements, contentions and private politics and their consequences-- 3. Anti-corporate protest in the United States, 1960-1990-- 4. The effect of protest on university divestment-- 5. Private and contentious politics in the post-1990 era-- 6. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521727068 20160528
This book examines anti-corporate activism in the United States, including analysis of anti-corporate challenges associated with social movements as diverse as the Civil Rights Movement and the Dolphin-safe Tuna Movement. Using a unique dataset of protest events in the United States, the book shows that anti-corporate activism is primarily about corporate policies, products, and negligence. Although activists have always been distrustful of corporations and sought to change them, until the 1970s and 1980s, this was primarily accomplished via seeking government regulation of corporations or via organized labor. Sarah A. Soule traces the shift brought about by deregulation and the decline in organized labor, which prompted activists to target corporations directly, often in combination with targeting the state. Using the literatures on contentious and private politics, which are both essential for understanding anti-corporate activism, the book provides a nuanced understanding of the changing focal points of activism directed at corporations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521727068 20160528
Green Library
Book
xvi, 235 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Claims as performances-- 2. How to detect and describe performances and repertoires-- 3. How performances form, change, and disappear-- 4. From campaign to campaign-- 5. Invention of the social movement-- 6. Repertoires and regimes-- 7. Contention in space and time-- 8. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521515849 20160528
How can we get inside popular collective struggles and explain how they work? Contentious Performances presents a distinctive approach to analyzing such struggles, drawing especially on incomparably rich evidence from Great Britain between 1758 and 1834. The book accomplishes three main things. First, it presents a logic and method for describing contentious events, occasions on which people publicly make consequential claims on each other. Second, it shows how that logic yields superior explanations of the dynamics in such events, both individually and in the aggregate. Third, it illustrates its methods and arguments by means of detailed analyses of contentious events in Great Britain from 1758 to 1834.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521515849 20160528
Green Library
Book
xvii, 179 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Rightful resistance-- 2. Opportunities and perceptions-- 3. Boundary-spanning claims-- 4. Tactical escalation-- 5. Outcomes-- 6. Implications for China.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521861311 20160528
How can the poor and weak 'work' a political system to their advantage? Drawing mainly on interviews and surveys in rural China, Kevin O'Brien and Lianjiang Li show that popular action often hinges on locating and exploiting divisions within the state. Otherwise powerless people use the rhetoric and commitments of the central government to try to fight misconduct by local officials, open up clogged channels of participation, and push back the frontiers of the permissible. This 'rightful resistance' has far-reaching implications for our understanding of contentious politics. As O'Brien and Li explore the origins, dynamics, and consequences of rightful resistance, they highlight similarities between collective action in places as varied as China, the former East Germany, and the United States, while suggesting how Chinese experiences speak to issues such as opportunities to protest, claims radicalization, tactical innovation, and the outcomes of contention.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521861311 20160528
Green Library
Book
xiv, 305 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface-- 1. Contention and democracy-- 2. Regimes and their contention-- 3. Undemocratic contention-- 4. France-- 5. The British Isles-- 6. Switzerland as a special case-- 7. Democracy and other regimes in Europe-- 8. Europe and elsewhere.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521537131 20160528
Contention and Democracy in Europe, 1650-2000 is an analysis of the relationship between democratization and contentious politics that builds upon the model set forth in the pathbreaking book, Dynamics of Contention. Using a sustained comparison of French and British histories since 1650 or so as a springboard for more general comparison within Europe Contention and Democracy goes on to demonstrate that democratization occurred as result of struggles during which (as in 19th century Britain and France) few, if any, of the participants were self-consciously trying to create democratic institutions. Consequently, circumstances for democratization vary from era to era, region to region as functions of previous history, international environments, available models of political organization, and predominant patterns of social relations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521537131 20160528
Green Library
Book
xii, 276 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Varieties of violence-- 2. Violence as politics-- 3. Trends, variations, and explanations-- 4. Violent rituals-- 5. Coordinated destruction-- 6. Opportunism-- 7. Brawls-- 8. Scattered attacks-- 9. Broken negotiations-- 10. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521531450 20160528
Are there any commonalities between such phenomena as soccer hooliganism, sabotage by peasants of landlords' property, incidents of road rage, and even the recent events of September 11? With striking historical scope and command of the literature of many disciplines, this book seeks the common causes of these events in collective violence. In collective violence, social interaction immediately inflicts physical damage, involves at least two perpetrators of damage, and results in part from coordination among the persons who perform the damaging acts. Professor Tilly argues that collective violence is complicated, changeable, and unpredictable in some regards, yet that it also results from similar causes variously combined in different times and places. Pinpointing the causes, combinations, and settings helps to explain collective violence and its variations, and also helps to identify the best ways to mitigate violence and create democracies with a minimum of damage to persons and property.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521531450 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xii, 276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Varieties of violence-- 2. Violence as politics-- 3. Trends, variations, and explanations-- 4. Violent rituals-- 5. Coordinated destruction-- 6. Opportunism-- 7. Brawls-- 8. Scattered attacks-- 9. Broken negotiations-- 10. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521531450 20160528
Are there any commonalities between such phenomena as soccer hooliganism, sabotage by peasants of landlords' property, incidents of road rage, and even the recent events of September 11? With striking historical scope and command of the literature of many disciplines, this book seeks the common causes of these events in collective violence. In collective violence, social interaction immediately inflicts physical damage, involves at least two perpetrators of damage, and results in part from coordination among the persons who perform the damaging acts. Professor Tilly argues that collective violence is complicated, changeable, and unpredictable in some regards, yet that it also results from similar causes variously combined in different times and places. Pinpointing the causes, combinations, and settings helps to explain collective violence and its variations, and also helps to identify the best ways to mitigate violence and create democracies with a minimum of damage to persons and property.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521531450 20160528
Green Library
Book
xxi, 387 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part I. What's the Problem?: 1. What are they shouting about-- 2. Lineaments of contention-- 3. Comparisons, mechanisms, and episodes-- Part II. Tentative Solutions: 4. Mobilizations in comparative perspective-- 5. Contentious action-- 6. Transformations of contention-- Part III. Applications and Conclusions: 7. Revolutionary trajectories-- 8. Nationalism, national disintegration, and contention-- 9. Contentious democratization-- 10. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521805889 20160605
In recent decades the study of social movements, revolution, democratization and other non-routine politics has flourished. And yet research on the topic remains highly fragmented, reflecting the influence of at least three traditional divisions. The first of these reflects the view that various forms of contention are distinct and should be studied independent of others. Separate literatures have developed around the study of social movements, revolutions and industrial conflict. A second approach to the study of political contention denies the possibility of general theory in deference to a grounding in the temporal and spatial particulars of any given episode of contention. The study of contentious politics are left to 'area specialists' and/or historians with a thorough knowledge of the time and place in question. Finally, overlaid on these two divisions are stylized theoretical traditions - structuralist, culturalist, and rationalist - that have developed largely in isolation from one another. This book was first published in 2001.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521805889 20160605
Green Library
Book
xxi, 387 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Part I. What's the Problem?: 1. What are they shouting about-- 2. Lineaments of contention-- 3. Comparisons, mechanisms, and episodes-- Part II. Tentative Solutions: 4. Mobilizations in comparative perspective-- 5. Contentious action-- 6. Transformations of contention-- Part III. Applications and Conclusions: 7. Revolutionary trajectories-- 8. Nationalism, national disintegration, and contention-- 9. Contentious democratization-- 10. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521805889 20160605
In recent decades the study of social movements, revolution, democratization and other non-routine politics has flourished. And yet research on the topic remains highly fragmented, reflecting the influence of at least three traditional divisions. The first of these reflects the view that various forms of contention are distinct and should be studied independent of others. Separate literatures have developed around the study of social movements, revolutions and industrial conflict. A second approach to the study of political contention denies the possibility of general theory in deference to a grounding in the temporal and spatial particulars of any given episode of contention. The study of contentious politics are left to 'area specialists' and/or historians with a thorough knowledge of the time and place in question. Finally, overlaid on these two divisions are stylized theoretical traditions - structuralist, culturalist, and rationalist - that have developed largely in isolation from one another. This book was first published in 2001.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521805889 20160605
Business Library
Book
1 online resource (295 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. The politics of visibility and LGBT rights in Europe-- 3. Transnational movement: opportunities, actors, and mechanisms-- 4. Complying with new norms: LGBT rights legislation-- 5. Internalizing new norms: attitudes towards sexual minorities-- 6. Poland and Slovenia's responses to international norms-- 7. Visibility in movement and transnational politics.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107115590 20160704
In the last two decades, the LGBT movement has gained momentum that is arguably unprecedented in speed and suddenness when compared to other human rights movements. This book investigates the recent history of this transnational movement in Europe, focusing on the diffusion of the norms it champions and the overarching question of why, despite similar international pressures, the trajectories of socio-legal recognition for LGBT minorities are so different across states. The book makes the case that a politics of visibility has engendered the interactions between movements and states that empower marginalized people - mobilizing actors to demand change, influencing the spread of new legal standards, and weaving new ideas into the fabrics of societies. It documents how this process of 'coming out' empowers marginalized social groups by moving them to the center of political debate and public recognition and making it possible for them to obtain rights to which they have due claim.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107115590 20160704
Book
1 online resource (239 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
  • Introduction-- 1. The Copenhagen movement-- 2. The emergence of a divided network-- 3. A network approach to collective action-- 4. Conventional climate advocacy-- 5. Climate justice activism-- 6. Implications for global politics-- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107089587 20160618
How do civil society organizations mobilize on climate change? Why do they choose certain strategies over others? What are the consequences of these choices? Networks in Contention examines how the interactions between different organizations within the international climate change movement shape strategic decisions and the kinds of outcomes organizations are able to achieve. First, it documents how and why cleavages emerged in this once-unified movement around the time of the 2009 Copenhagen Summit. Second, it shows how an organization's position in the movement's network has a large influence on the tactics it adopts. Finally, it demonstrates how the development of new strategies within this network has influenced the trajectory of global climate politics. The book establishes the ways in which networks are consequential for civil society groups, exploring how these actors can become more effective and suggesting lessons for the future coordination of activism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107089587 20160618
Book
xxii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: of King Solomon, Goethe, and civic networks-- 1. Modes of coordination of collective action-- 2. The importance of local comparisons: civic organizations in British cities-- 3. Building civic networks: strategies of tie formation-- 4. The structural bases of civil society-- 5. Network positions and their incumbents-- 6. The duality of organizations and events-- 7. Network centrality and leadership-- 8. Civic networks and urban governance-- 9. 'Networking' contentious politics-- Postfaction: bringing time and space(s) into the picture.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107100008 20160618
Civil society is frequently conceived as a field of multiple organizations, committed to highly diverse causes and interests. When studied empirically, however, its properties are often reduced to the sum of the traits and attitudes of the individuals or groups that are populating it. This book shows how to move from an 'aggregative' to a relational view of civil society. Drawing upon field work on citizens' organizations in two British cities, this book combines network analysis and social movement theories to show how to represent civil society as a system of relations between multiple actors. 'Modes of coordination' enables us to identify different logics of collective action within the same local settings. The book exposes the weakness of rigid dichotomies, separating the voluntary sector from social movements, 'civic' activism oriented to service delivery from 'un-civic' protest, grassroots activism external to institutions from formal, professionalized organizations integrated within the 'system'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107100008 20160618
Green Library

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