Contentious Politics

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OUP USA, Jun 26, 2006 - Political Science - 224 pages
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Revolutions, social movements, religious and ethnic conflict, nationalism and civil rights, and transnational movements: these forms of contentious politics combine in Charles Tilly's and Sidney Tarrow's Contentious Politics. The book presents a set of analytical tools and procedures for study, comparison, and explanation of these very different sorts of contention. Drawing on many historical and contemporary cases, the book shows that similar principles describe and explain a wide variety of struggles as well as many more routine forms of politics. Tilly and Tarrow have written the book to introduce readers to an exciting new program of political and sociological analysis.
 

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Contents

1 Making Claims
1
2 How to Analyze Contention
27
3 Regimes Repertoires and Opportunities
45
4 Contentious Interaction
69
5 Mobilization and Demobilization
89
6 Social Movements
111
7 Lethal Conflicts
135
8 Contention in Composite Regimes
163
9 Contention Today and Tomorrow
183
Concepts and Methods
201
Streams Episodes Mechanisms and Processes
211
References
219
Index
233
About the Authors
245
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Charles Tilly was Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University, and author of fifty earlier books. Just before his death, he was honored with the Social Science Research Council's prestigious Albert O. Hirschman Prize. A founding friend of Paradigm, Tilly is authorof several other Paradigm books including most recently, Explaining Social Processes. Sidney Tarrow is Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government and Professor of Sociology at Cornell. His latest books are The New Transnational Activism (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and (with Donatella dellaPorta, eds.) Transnational Protest And Global Activism (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004).