From Contention to Democracy

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-08-27
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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From Contention to Democracy addresses a crucial aspect of contemporary societies: the role of social movements for political and social change. The volume gathers together essays written by prominent social theorists who have been asked to reflect on the relationship between movements and processes of social, political and cultural change. Three broad types of movement-change nexus are distinguished and discussed: incorporation, transformation, and democratization. The chapters in this book all point to the place of social movements in relation to these three processes of change, while discussing the history and well-known events of social movements. Individual occurrences such as the protest of French students in 1968 or Chilean shantytown dwellers are examined. The final essay looks ahead, wondering: what is the future of social movements?

Table of Contents

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Introduction: Social Movements and Change: Incorporation, Transformation, and Democratization
Social Movements: Incorporation, Disengagement, and Opportunities - A Long Viewp. 3
Social Protest and Policy Reform: May 1968 and the Loi d'Orientation in Francep. 31
Social Movements and Cultural Changep. 57
Contentious Politics in Complex Societies: New Social Movements between Conflict and Cooperationp. 81
To Move Mountains: Collective Action and the Possibility of Institutional Changep. 109
Social Movements or Revolutions? On the Evolution and Outcomes of Collective Actionp. 125
Democratic Transitions and Social Movement Outcomes: The Chilean Shantytown Dwellers' Movement in Comparative Perspectivep. 149
Social Movements and Democratization: The Case of Brazil and the Latin Countriesp. 169
Collective Action, Change, and Democracyp. 203
Conclusion: The Future of Social Movementsp. 229
Referencesp. 247
Indexp. 271
About the Contributorsp. 283
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