Contentious Politics by Charles TillyContentious Politics by Charles Tilly

Contentious Politics

byCharles Tilly, Sidney Tarrow

Paperback | October 21, 2015

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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 authors present a set of analytical tools and procedures forstudy, 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.This fully revised and updated edition explores some of the major contentious events that have taken place since the original book was published in 2007, including the Occupy movement in the United States, the campaign for free elections in the city of Hong Kong, insurrections against Middle Easterndictatorships, and armed conflicts on the border of the former Soviet Union. Comprehensive and empirically rich, Contentious Politics, 2nd edition remains a valuable resource for developing a more nuanced understanding of modern social movements and political conflicts for students andscholars.
Charles Tilly was Joseph L. Buttenweiser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University, and before his death in 2008 was the author of Identities and Social Ties (Paradigm 2005), Trust and Rule (Cambridge 2005), Democracy (Cambridge 2007), and Contentious Performances (Cambridge 2008). He was the first winner of the Albert Hirsch...
Title:Contentious PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 0.98 inPublished:October 21, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0190255056

ISBN - 13:9780190255053


Editorial Reviews

"I would be highly inclined to use the second edition of Contentious Politics as a main textbook for an undergraduate course on contentious politics and social movements. I believe that this updated edition will inspire discussions around the dialogue between theory and empirical cases.Moreover, its up-to-date analysis of major episodes of contention in the past decade will undoubtedly stimulate students to apply the theoretical definitions of contentious politics to real-world cases." --Diana Fu, University of Toronto