States and Social Movements

Author: Hank Johnston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 074565911X

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 2903

Since the late eighteenth century, politics, protest, and the state have evolved together, each shaping the other in significant ways. This engaging and succinct treatment of protest-state interaction shows how the modern national state developed in tandem with social movement mobilization, arguing that to understand the state fully, you cannot ignore the role of political protest. Today, social movements are an integral part of politics: modern democratic states are, in reality, social movement societies, and protest mobilization permeates how politics is regularly accomplished. States and Social Movements presents a balanced and comprehensive assessment of various theories of social movements, engaging both state-centered approaches, and cultural and agency-based perspectives. Hank Johnston takes a broad view, analyzing democratic transitions and revolutions, how protest occurs in repressive states, and concluding with an exploration of the emerging repertoire of global social movements, where these movements come from, and if they spell the end of the modern state as we know it. States and Social Movements cuts to the core of how social movements interact with all types of state system to produce variable outcomes such as democracy, policy reform, repression, insurrection, and revolution. As such, it is essential reading for students and scholars of sociology and political science interested in the important research area of contentious politics.

Social Movements and American Political Institutions

Author: Anne N. Costain,Andrew S. McFarland

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847683581

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

View: 5264

This volume combines chapters by social movement scholars from sociology with chapters by political scientists. Using perspectives from political process theory to rational choice and collective action approaches, these chapters evaluate the functioning of institutions of American government

States, Parties, and Social Movements

Author: Jack A. Goldstone,Sidney Tarrow,Douglas McAdam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521016995

Category: Political Science

Page: 287

View: 9207

This book, first published in 2003, is about how social protest movements become involved with political parties and elections.

Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements

Political Opportunities, Mobilizing Structures, and Cultural Framings

Author: Doug McAdam,John D. McCarthy,Mayer N. Zald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521485166

Category: Political Science

Page: 426

View: 6283

Social movements such as environmentalism, feminism, nationalism, and the anti-immigration movement figure prominently in the modern world. Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements examines social movements in a comparative perspective, focusing on the role of ideology and beliefs, mechanisms of mobilization, and how politics shapes the development and outcomes of movements. It includes case studies of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, the United States, Italy, the Netherlands, and West Germany.

The Handbook of Political Sociology

States, Civil Societies, and Globalization

Author: Thomas Janoski,Robert R. Alford,Alexander M. Hicks,Mildred A. Schwartz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139443579

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 5478

This Handbook provides a complete survey of the vibrant field of political sociology. Part I explores the theories of political sociology. Part II focuses on the formation, transitions, and regime structure of the state. Part III takes up various aspects of the state that respond to pressures from civil society.

Social Movements, Political Violence, and the State

A Comparative Analysis of Italy and Germany

Author: Donatella della Porta

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521029797

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

View: 7824

This book presents empirical research on the nature and structure of political violence. While most studies of social movements focus on single-nation studies, Donatella della Porta uses a comparative research design to analyze movements in two countries--Italy and Germany--from the 1960s to the 1990s. Through extensive use of official documents and in-depth interviews, della Porta is able to explain the actors' construction of external political reality, and to build a theory on political violence that synthesizes the various interactions among political actors.

Political Sociology

Oppression, Resistance, and the State

Author: Davita Silfen Glasberg,Deric Shannon

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412980402

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

View: 8982

Taking a multidimensional approach, this book emphasizes the interplay between power, inequality, multiple oppressions, and the state. This framework provides students with a unique focus on the structure of power and inequality in society today.

Handbook of Social Movements Across Disciplines

Author: Bert Klandermans,Conny Roggeband

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387765808

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

View: 5692

This book aims to revisit the interdisciplinary roots of social movement studies. Each discipline raises its own questions and approaches the subject from a different angle or perspective. The chapters of this handbook are written by internationally renowned scholars representing the various disciplines involved. They each review the approach their sector has developed and discuss their disciplines’ contributions and insights to the knowledge of social movements. Furthermore, each chapter addresses the "unanswered questions" and discusses the overlaps with other fields as well as reviewing the interdisciplinary advances so far.

Waves of Democracy

Social Movements and Political Change

Author: John Markoff,Markoff John,Professor John Markoff

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780803990197

Category: Political Science

Page: 174

View: 383

Instead of presenting democracy as an ideal political system that humans only imperfectly realize, John Markoff conceptualizes democracy as something continually being reinvented. Instead of reducing democracy to well-defined and routine practices and institutions such as elections and parliaments, Markoff shows how political movements have repeatedly challenged and remade existing institutions. After reviewing two centuries of political conflict, he concludes with a thoughtful and exciting discussion on what democracy means today and what its future might be.

The Human Rights Enterprise

Political Sociology, State Power, and Social Movements

Author: William T. Armaline,Davita S. Glasberg,Bandana Purkayastha

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745688187

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 3089

Why do powerful states like the U.S., U.K., China, and Russia repeatedly fail to meet their international legal obligations as defined by human rights instruments? How does global capitalism affect states’ ability to implement human rights, particularly in the context of global recession, state austerity, perpetual war, and environmental crisis? How are political and civil rights undermined as part of moves to impose security and surveillance regimes? This book presents a framework for understanding human rights as a terrain of struggle over power between states, private interests, and organized, “bottom-up” social movements. The authors develop a critical sociology of human rights focusing on the concept of the human rights enterprise: the process through which rights are defined and realized. While states are designated arbiters of human rights according to human rights instruments, they do not exist in a vacuum. Political sociology helps us to understand how global neoliberalism and powerful non-governmental actors (particularly economic actors such as corporations and financial institutions) deeply affect states’ ability and likelihood to enforce human rights standards. This book offers keen insights for understanding rights claims, and the institutionalization of, access to, and restrictions on human rights. It will be invaluable to human rights advocates, and undergraduate and graduate students across the social sciences.

What is a Social Movement?

Author: Hank Johnston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745682340

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 1688

Social movements play a central role in the scope and direction of social change. They were instrumental in the creation of the modern state and, today, are major forces in politics and culture. Environmentalism, gay rights, alterglobalization, and Islamic fundamentalism are all movements with far-reaching impacts on contemporary society. What is a Social Movement? traces how the study of movements such as these - of their structures, their ideas, and their repertoires of protest - have grown in recent years to become a major focus in the social sciences. It deftly navigates the organizational, ideational, and cultural complexity of political and social movements, and offers a succinct but comprehensive overview of the hows, whys, and wheretofores of studying them. The book analyzes how politics and culture frequently intersect as people participate in movements that call for change and pursue group interests. By focusing on movement organizations and networks, on what they do, and how they articulate their ideas of justice and collective interests, What is a Social Movement? lays the essential groundwork for understanding this significant and exciting field of research, where it came from, and where it is headed.

Power, State, and Society

An Introduction to Political Sociology

Author: William Lawrence Neuman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780072853803

Category: Social Science

Page: 690

View: 8350

This comprehensive theoretically-grounded text provides advanced undergraduates with a highly accessible introduction to political sociology. Students are introduced to major theories of political sociology early in the book, and see them applied to various topic areas in subsequent chapters. Numerous specific examples, from current issues in the United States as well as various historical and comparative settings, illustrate the major political sociological theories. In addition to covering the traditional core of political sociology, the text consciously links major ideas in political sociology to related substantive areas within sociology (for example, race, class, and gender inequality; media; schooling; and law and crime). Students are also introduced to contemporary developments in the field, including politics of culture, rational choice models, and “new” social movements.

Language and Nation

Crossroads and Connections

Author: Guri Ellen Barstad,Arnstein Hjelde,Sigmund Kvam,Anastasia Parianou,John Todd

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830984979

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 9234

Studies on the relation between language, identity and nation (building) represent a long tradition in linguistic, cultural and political research. In this interdisciplinary anthology, we focus on different aspects of how language is used to shape a nation; by retaining a national identity in the context of emigration, by measures taken to change an existing nation into a new one, by introducing a discourse designed to re-establish a putatively lost nation. Finally, we discuss how nation and identity are shaped in a modern multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-cultural society. The anthology contains articles in English, French and German from political science, history, linguistics, literature and translatology and is written by researchers based in Finland, Greece, Norway and the United Kingdom.

Democracy and Participation

Popular Protest and New Social Movements

Author: Malcolm J. Todd,Gary Taylor

Publisher: Merlin Press

ISBN: 9780850365382

Category: Political Science

Page: 345

View: 2674

This collection tackles issues, themes and debates in the study of protest, democracy and the role of new social movements in the 2000s. The contributors introduce case studies of social movements concerned with women's rights, ethnicity and 'race', mental health, peace and anti-privatisation. They also explore issues of youth and political involvement, free speech, unemployment and the role of voluntary and community groups in challenging traditional perspectives on democracy. Drawing on expertise from many disciplines, they are at the cutting edge of recent empirical and theoretical work. This accessible book will be a valuable and stimulating resource for university and college students of sociology, social policy, politics and the social sciences. It will stimulate any reader concerned with issues of democracy, protest and the role of new social movements.

Contemporary Political Sociology

Globalization, Politics and Power

Author: Kate Nash

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444320770

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 1785

This fully revised and updated introduction to political sociologyincorporates the burgeoning literature on globalization and showshow contemporary politics is linked to cultural issues, socialstructure and democratizing social action. New material on global governance, human rights, global socialmovements, global media New discussion of democracy and democratization Clearly lays out what is at stake in deciding betweenalternatives of cosmopolitanism, imperialism and nationalism Includes additional discussion of the importance of studyingculture to political sociology

Political Sociology in a Global Era

An Introduction to the State and Society

Author: Berch Berberoglu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317254031

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

View: 2070

Political Sociology in a Global Era provides a critical analysis of the origins, nature, development, and transformation of the state and society historically and today, examining the class nature and social basis of politics and the state in different societal settings. The book emphasizes the centrality of class relations in explaining political power and the role of the state in class-divided societies by providing powerful theoretical and empirical analyses of themes in political sociology in an era of globalization. It examines in detail the major political issues and events of our time, and makes them relevant to the study of power and politics today. Some of the features of this text include: Introduces a global political sociology emphasizing the dynamics of power relations Provides a critical analysis of the role of politics and the state within the world-historical process Describes classical and contemporary theories of politics and the state Explains the origins and development of the state, discussing the nature of the state, its class basis, and contradictions in different types of societies Considers the dynamics of the capitalist state and traces its development in Europe and the United States from the 18th century to the present Details the role of the advanced capitalist state in the global political economy at the current, advanced stage of late capitalism Discusses the social movements that have been actively struggling against the capitalist state from earlier times to the present, including the Arab Spring, focusing on recent developments in both advanced capitalist and less-developed capitalist societies where mobilization of the masses has led to struggles against the capitalist state on a global scale Offers an original analysis of global capitalism and places it in the context of the current crisis of the global capitalist system

Globalizations and Social Movements

Culture, Power, and the Transnational Public Sphere

Author: John Guidry,Michael D. Kennedy,Mayer Zald

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472067213

Category: Political Science

Page: 418

View: 8138

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The Politics Of Social Protest

Comparative Perspectives On States And Social Movements

Author: Craig Jenkins

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1857282973

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

View: 4437

This book examines why citizens resort to the often risky and demanding strategy of using disruptive protest when other channels of political intervention appear to be available. It analyzes the relationship between protest movements and the formal political system.; This book is intended for postgraduate and undergraduate sociology and politics students on courses in political sociology, comparative politics and social movements. Also of strong interest within social psychology, social anthropology, contemporary history and social geography.