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Social Movements : An Introduction,9781405102827

Social Movements : An Introduction

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Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2/6/2006
Publisher(s): Wiley

Summary

Social Movements is a comprehensive introduction and critical analysis of collective action in society today. In this new edition, the authors have updated all chapters with the most recent scientific literature, expanded on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Draws on research and empirical work across the social sciences to address the key questions in this international field. New edition expands on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Has been redesigned in a more user-friendly format.

Author Biography

Donatella della Porta is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute. She is the author of Corrupt Exchanges: Actors, Resources, and Mechanisms of Political Corruption (1999), and Transnational Protest and Global Activism (2004).


Mario Diani is Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Trento. He is the coeditor of Beyond Tocqueville: The Social Capital Debate in Comparative Perspective (with Bob Edwards and Michael Foley, 2001) and Social Movements and Networks (with Doug McAdam, 2003)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition vii
1 The Study of Social Movements: Recurring Questions, (Partially) Changing Answers 1(32)
1.1 Four Core Questions for Social Movement Analysis
5(15)
1.2 What is Distinctive about Social Movements?
20(9)
1.3 On This Book
29(4)
2 Social Changes and Social Movements 33(31)
2.1 Social Structure, Political Cleavages, and Collective Action
36(6)
2.2 States, Markets, and Social Movements
42(5)
2.3 Knowledge, Culture, and Conflicts
47(5)
2.4 Structural Transformations, New Conflicts, New Classes
52(10)
2.5 Summary
62(2)
3 The Symbolic Dimension of Collective Action 64(25)
3.1 Culture and Action: The Role of Values
67(6)
3.2 Culture and Action: The Cognitive Perspective
73(12)
3.3 Problems and Responses
85(2)
3.4 Summary
87(2)
4 Collective Action and Identity 89(25)
4.1 How Does Identity Work?
93(5)
4.2 Multiple Identities
98(2)
4.3 Does Identity Facilitate Participation?
100(5)
4.4 How Is Identity Generated and Reproduced?
105(8)
4.5 Summary
113(1)
5 Individuals, Networks, and Participation 114(21)
5.1 Why Do People Get Involved in Collective Action? The Role of Networks
117(4)
5.2 Do Networks Always Matter?
121(5)
5.3 Individuals and Organizations
126(5)
5.4 Individual Participation, Movement Subcultures, and Virtual Networks
131(3)
5.5 Summary
134(1)
6 Social Movements and Organizations 135(28)
6.1 Organizational Dilemmas in Social Movements
140(5)
6.2 Types of Social Movement Organizations
145(5)
6.3 How Do Social Movement Organizations Change?
150(6)
6.4 From Movement Organizations to Social Movement Networks
156(5)
6.5 Summary
161(2)
7 Action Forms, Repertoires, and Cycles of Protest 163(30)
7.1 Protest: A Definition
165(3)
7.2 Repertoires of Action
168(2)
7.3 The Logics and Forms of Protest
170(8)
7.4 Strategic Options and Protest
178(3)
7.5 Factors Influencing Repertoire Choice
181(5)
7.6 The Cross-National Diffusion of Protest
186(2)
7.7 Cycles of Protest, Protest Waves, and Protest Campaigns
188(3)
7.8 Summary
191(2)
8 The Policing of Protest and Political Opportunities for Social Movements 193(30)
8.1 The Policing of Protest
197(4)
8.2 Political Institutions and Social Movements
201(5)
8.3 Prevailing Strategies and Social Movements
206(4)
8.4 Allies, Opponents, and Social Movements
210(9)
8.5 Discursive Opportunity and the Media System
219(2)
8.6 Summary
221(2)
9 Social Movements and Democracy 223(27)
9.1 Social Movement Strategies and Their Effects
226(3)
9.2 Changes in Public Policy
229(4)
9.3 Social Movements and Procedural Changes
233(6)
9.4 Social Movements and Democratic Theory
239(6)
9.5 Social Movements and Democratization
245(3)
9.6 Summary
248(2)
Notes 250(11)
References 261(68)
Index of Names 329(12)
Index of Subjects 341

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