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Author Johnston, Hank, 1947-

Title States and social movements / Hank Johnston

Publ Info Cambridge : Polity Press, 2011
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  HM101 .J585 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HM101 .J5857 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript vi, 230 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Political sociology series
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-222) and index
Contents The state, protest, and social movements -- Protest in contemporary democracies -- The social movement society -- Repressive states and protest -- Revolutions and states -- Globalization, protest and the state
Note "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."--Publisher's website
LC subject Social change
Social conflict
Social control
Globalization
ISBN 0745646263
9780745646268
0745646271
9780745646275 (pbk)