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Social Movements in Politics: A Comparative Study
The author of this volume offers an exploration and application of contemporary social-movement theory and examines the different ways that European and North American scholars have thought about social movements since the Second World War. Also incuded in the text is an examination of three movements that captured attention during the 1980s, West German Greens, Poland's ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published August 28th 1997 by Longman Publishing Group
(first published June 1997)
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"Social Movements in Politics: A Comparative Study" is meant as an introduction to the study of social movements for abroad academic audience,i.e. from upper-level undergraduate students to academic researchers. It starts with a useful overview of three generations of social movement studies and distinguishes the three main contemporary theoretical schools. While the discussion is necessarily simple, given the audience and limited space, it gets the most important points right. It then analyzes ...more