Democracy and disorder : protest and politics in Italy, 1965-1975
- Sidney Tarrow.
- Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
- Physical description
- xvi, 400 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Tarrow, Sidney G.
- Bibliography: p. -391.
- Part 1 Parabolas of protest: the sources of protest
- the repertoire of contention
- actors, enemies and the State
- claims and counterclaims. Part 2 Movements and institutions: the student movement
- the workers' movement
- the oldest new movement. Part 3 Organizers and movements: the extraparliamentary groups - diffusion, organization, competition
- from organization to movements - the case of Potere Operaio Toscano
- from movement to party - the case of Lotta Continua. Part 4 Outcomes: violence and institutionalization
- disorder and democracy. Appendices: protest event protocol
- enumeration and coding procedures.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Sidney Tarrow has assembled materials from newspaper records, documents and interviews with participants to reconstruct the cycle of protest in Italy from 1965 to its end in the organized terrorism of the mid-1970s. Using a combination of historical, statistical and theoretical approaches, he reveals that Italy's mass movements began before the French May. The involvement of three major groups in Italy's protest cycle are analyzed: university students, industrial workers and grass-roots Catholics. The author concludes that this period of disorder and conflict was the latest in a sequence of cycles of protest in capitalist society. In Italy, he argues, it became clear that the movement had extended the boundaries of mass politics and completed the consolidation of the young democratic republic that had emerged from the ashes of Fascism in 1946.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Includes index.
- 0198275617 :
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