Democracy in Social Movements by Donatella Della PortaDemocracy in Social Movements by Donatella Della Porta

Democracy in Social Movements

EditorDonatella Della Porta

Hardcover | July 31, 2009

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This collection explores conceptions and practices of democracy of social movement organizations involved in global protest. Focusing on the global justice movement this book shows how they adopt radical new democratic approaches and thus provide a fundamental critique of conventional politics.
DONATELLA DELLA PORTA is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute, Italy. Her recent publications include The Global Justice Movement (co-authored), Globalization from Below (co-authored), The Policing of Transnational Protest (co-authored), Social Movement: An Intr...
Title:Democracy in Social MovementsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:July 31, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230218830

ISBN - 13:9780230218833


Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Notes on the Contributors
Organizational Structures and Visions of Democracy in the Global Justice Movement: An Introduction; D.della Porta
Global Justice Movement Organizations: The Organizational Population; D.della Porta
Participatory Traditions within the Global Justice Movement--H.Reiter
Consensus in Movements; D.della Porta
Social Movements and Multilevel Governance: The External Dimension of Democracy--D.della Porta
Why Are Social Movement Organizations Deliberative? Structural and Cultural Determinants of Internal Decision Making in the Global Justice Movement; M.Giugni & A.Nai
Organizational Size and Democratic Practices: Can Large Be Beautiful?; C.Saunders
Forms of Action of Global Justice Movement Groups: Do Conceptions and Practices of Democracy Matter?; D.Rucht& S.Teune
Unconventional Politics Online: Internet and the Global Justice Movement; L.Mosca & D.della Porta
The Generational Issue: The Impact of Organizations Age on Visions of Democracy; H.Combes, N.Haeringer& I.Sommier
Crossing Borders: Transnational Activism in European Social Movements--M.Pianta, R.Marchetti& D.Zola
Democracy in Movement:Some Conclusions--D.della Porta

Editorial Reviews

"Della Portas new edited book, the culmination of years of group effort, shows that there is no contradiction between collaborative research and thematic closure, or between culturally-inspired and empirically executed work. Democracy in Movement eloquently shows how, from many different sources and with different ideological origins, the Global Justice Movement has painstakingly developed a method of internal consensus- building and deliberative democracy as it faces the forces of neo-liberalism. This is a book well worth having in the library of all scholars of social movements and contentious politics."-- Sidney Tarrow, Professor of Government and Sociology, Cornell University