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States, Parties, and Social Movements

States, Parties, and Social Movements


Part of Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics

Doug McAdam, Jack A. Goldstone, Joseph Luders, David Cunningham, Heidi J. Swarts, Jorge Cadena-Roa, John K. Glenn, Manali Desai, Kim Williams, Nella Van Dyke, Charles Tilly
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  • Date Published: May 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521016995

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  • Studies of social movements and of political parties have usually treated them as separate and distinct. In fact they are deeply intertwined. Social movements often shape electoral competition and party policies; they can even give rise to new parties. At the same time, political parties and campaigns shape the opportunities, personnel, and outcomes of social movements. In many countries, electoral democracy itself is the outcome of social movement actions. This book, first published in 2003, examines the interaction of social movements and party politics since the 1950s, both in the United States and around the world. In studies of the US Civil Rights movement, the New Left, the Czechoslovak dissident movements, the Mexican struggle for democracy, and other episodes, this volume shows how party politics and social movements cannot be understood without appreciating their intimate relationship.

    • New perspectives on social movements and political parties
    • Covers both the major movements of the 1960s in the US, and democracy movements in Mexico, Eastern Europe, and India
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    • Date Published: May 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521016995
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.422kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus. 18 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. States and Social Movements:
    1. Countermovements, the state, and the intensity of racial contention in the American south Joseph Luders
    2. State vs. social movement: FBI counterintelligence against the new left David Cunningham
    3. Setting the state's agenda: church-based community organizations in American urban politics Heidi J. Swarts
    4. State pacts, elites, and social movements in Mexico's transition to democracy Jorge Cadena-Roa
    Part II. Parties and Social Movements:
    5. Parties out of movements: party emergence in post-communist Eastern Europe John K. Glenn
    6. From movement to party to government: why social policies in Kerala and West Bengal are so different
    7. Parties, movements, and constituencies in categorizing race: state-level outcomes of multiracial category legislation Kim Williams
    8. Protest cycles and party politics: the effects of elite allies and antagonists on student protest in the United States, 1930–90.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Social movement
  • Editor

    Jack A. Goldstone, University of California, Davis


    Doug McAdam, Jack A. Goldstone, Joseph Luders, David Cunningham, Heidi J. Swarts, Jorge Cadena-Roa, John K. Glenn, Manali Desai, Kim Williams, Nella Van Dyke, Charles Tilly

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