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Democracy and Participation : Popular Protest and New Social Movements - Gary Taylor

Democracy and Participation

Popular Protest and New Social Movements

Paperback Published: 27th February 2013
ISBN: 9780850365382
Number Of Pages: 368

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An ideal introduction for undergraduate students of social movements in courses on sociology, social policy and political theory with a focus on collective action and social protest. The book provides accessible theoretical readings and case studies of particular movements concerned with women's rights, ethnicity and 'race', disability, peace, anti-privatization. It explores issues of youth and political involvement, free speech and unemployment and the role of voluntary and community groups in challenging traditional perspectives on democracy. There are contributions from writers at the cutting edge of recent empirical and theoretical work in these areas. Competition: Many texts focus on sociological approaches: (Nick Crossley, Making Sense of Social Movements, D Della Porta and M Siani, Social Movements: an Introduction; S Buechler, Social Movements in Advanced Capitalism). Our text will provide students with an accessible, clear and comprehensive introduction and critical analysis of new social movements and new social movements theory.

Introductionp. 1
New social movements and democracyp. 29
Anti globalisation, anti capitalism and the democratic statep. 55
Anarchism and democracyp. 78
Ideas and interests : the struggle for democracy and free speech during the nineteenth centuryp. 96
Unemployment, protest and democracyp. 115
Trade unionsp. 135
UK anti-privatisation politicsp. 158
Political activity and youth in Britainp. 176
Alienation and youth in Britainp. 196
Social movements and the struggle over 'race'p. 218
Feminism, social movements and the political orderp. 248
Women and politics in Europep. 273
Peace movementsp. 290
From protest to partnership? : voluntary and community organisations in the democratic processp. 307
Participation and protest : mental health service users/survivorsp. 326
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ISBN: 9780850365382
ISBN-10: 0850365384
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 27th February 2013
Publisher: The Merlin Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57