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Political Protest and Social Change : Analyzing Politics - Charles F. Andrain

Political Protest and Social Change

Analyzing Politics

Paperback Published: 19th December 1994
ISBN: 9780333625484
Number Of Pages: 387

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This book probes three issues about the linkage between political protests and social change. First, why do individuals participate in protest activities, including nonviolent movements and revolutions? How do cultural beliefs, sociopolitical structures, personal attitudes, motives and perceptions shape the decision to participate? Second, why do participants choose certain tactics? Protesters use different types of tactics: violent vs. nonviolent, public vs. covert, organized vs. spontaneous and confrontation vs. accommodation with other groups, political parties, and government agencies. Most activists view a particular tactic as a useful means to attain their policy demands. Third, what policy consequences emerge from the activities of protest movements? The book explores the impact of protests on social change and on the distribution of political power, particularly greater access of subordinate groups to government policymakers. A theory of political opportunities helps explain these issues about the origins, activities, and outcomes of protests.

Preface - Introduction: People in Protest - PART 1: CULTURE - Political Philosophies, Ideologies, and the Quest for Meaning - Religion and Political Vision - Nationalism and Political Identity - PART 2: STRUCTURE - The Nation-State and Institutionalist Theories - Pluralist Theories and Social Groups - Theories of the World System - PART 3: BEHAVIOUR - The Learning of Political Attitudes - Electoral Participation - Political Leadership - Epilogue - Notes - Index

ISBN: 9780333625484
ISBN-10: 033362548X
Series: Analyzing Politics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 387
Published: 19th December 1994
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1