Contentious Politics

Paperback | June 26, 2006

byCharles Tilly, Sidney Tarrow

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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 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. Tilly and Tarrow have written the book to introduce readers to an exciting new program of political andsociological analysis.

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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 forstudy, comparison, and explanation of these very ...

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 author of several other Paradigm books including...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:June 26, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199946094

ISBN - 13:9780199946099

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List of Figures and BoxesPreface1. Making Claims2. How to Analyze Contention3. Regimes, Repertoires, and Opportunities4. Contentious Interaction5. Mobilization and Demobilization6. Social Movements7. Lethal Conflicts8. Contention in Composite Regimes9. Contention Today and TomorrowAppendix A: Concepts and MethodsAppendix B: Streams, Episodes, Mechanisms, and ProcessesReferencesIndexAbout the Authors