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Tilly, Charles

Works: 374 works in 1,210 publications in 6 languages and 33,709 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Composer, Author of introduction, Arranger, Honoree, Adapter, Other
Classifications: HC79.I5, 339.2
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Most widely held works by Charles Tilly
Durable inequality by Charles Tilly ( )
21 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 2,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Tilly presents a powerful new approach to the study of persistent social inequality. Acknowledging that all social relations involve fleeting, fluctuating inequalities, he concentrates on those inequalities that last, often through whole careers, lifetimes, and organizational histories - durable inequalities. How do such long-lasting, systematic inequalities in life chances arise, and how do they come to distinguish members of different socially defined categories of persons? Exploring the nature, forms, and functioning of representative paired and unequal categories such as male/female, black/white, and citizen/noncitizen, Tilly argues that the basic causes of these and similar inequalities greatly resemble one another. In contrast to the case-by-case explanations that prevail in contemporary analyses of inequality, his account is one of process. Categorical distinctions arise, Tilly says, because they enable people who control access to value-producing resources to solve pressing organizational problems. Whatever the "organization" is - as small as a household or as large as a government - the resulting relationship of inequality persists because parties on both sides of the boundary dividing the categories come to depend on that solution, despite its drawbacks
Transforming post-communist political economies by Joan M., ed Nelson ( )
9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The publication brings together a series of essays offering an institutional analysis of economic and social change in Central and Eastern Europe and the new independent states. Available in image format, hypertext HTML, and as Adobe Acrobat PDF files
Dynamics of contention by Doug McAdam ( )
29 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Over the past two decades the study of social movements, revolution, democratization and other non-routine politics has flourished. And yet research on the topic remains highly fragmented, reflecting the influence of at least three traditional divisions. The first of these reflects the view that various forms of contention are distinct and should be studied independent of others. Separate literatures have developed around the study of social movements, revolutions and industrial conflict. A second approach to the study of political contention denies the possibility of general theory in deference to a grounding in the temporal and spatial particulars of any given episode of contention. The study of contentious politics are left to 'area specialists' and/or historians with a thorough knowledge of the time and place in question. Finally, overlaid on these two divisions are stylized theoretical traditions - structuralist, culturalist, and rationalist - that have developed largely in isolation from one another."
Regimes and repertoires by Charles Tilly ( )
14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The means by which people protest--that is, their repertoires of contention--vary radically from one political regime to the next. Highly capable undemocratic regimes such as China's show no visible signs of popular social movements, yet produce many citizen protests against arbitrary, predatory government. Less effective and undemocratic governments like the Sudan's, meanwhile, often experience regional insurgencies and even civil wars. In Regimes and Repertoires, Charles Tilly offers a fascinating and wide-ranging case-by-case study of various types of government and the equally various styles of protests they foster. Using examples drawn from many areas--G8 summit and anti-globalization protests, Hindu activism in 1980s India, nineteenth-century English Chartists organizing on behalf of workers' rights, the revolutions of 1848, and civil wars in Angola, Chechnya, and Kosovo--Tilly masterfully shows that such episodes of contentious politics unfold like loosely scripted theater. Along the way, Tilly also brings forth powerful tools to sort out the reasons why certain political regimes vary and change, how the people living under them make claims on their government, and what connections can be drawn between regime change and the character of contentious politics."--Publisher
The Formation of national States in Western Europe ( Book )
19 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Vendee by Charles Tilly ( Book )
44 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studie over de boerenopstand rond 1793, toegespitst op de Franse landstreek
The rebellious century, 1830-1930 by Charles Tilly ( Book )
21 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and Italian and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The contentious French by Charles Tilly ( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why? by Charles Tilly ( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Why? is a book about the explanations we give and how we give them - a look at the way the reasons we offer every day are dictated by, and help constitute, social relationships. Written in an easy-to-read style by distinguished social historian Charles Tilly, the book explores the manner in which people claim, establish, negotiate, repair, rework, or terminate relations with others through the reasons they give."--BOOK JACKET
Contention and democracy in Europe, 1650-2000 by Charles Tilly ( )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Contention and Democracy in Europe, 1650-2000 analyzes relationships between democratization, de-democratization, and contentious politics. Building on recent theoretical innovations, Contention and Democracy uses a sustained comparison of French and British histories since 1650 as a springboard for more general comparisons across Europe. It goes on to demonstrate that democratization occurred as a result of struggles during which (as in 19th-century Britain and France) few, if any, of the participants were self-consciously trying to create democratic institutions. Favorable circumstances for democratization, it shows, vary from era to era and region to region as functions of previous history, international environments, available models of political organization, and predominant patterns of social relations. Many reversals - substantial phases of de-democratization - occurred in the European experiences surveyed."--Jacket
Democracy by Charles Tilly ( Book )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Democracy identifies the general processes causing democratization and de-democratization at a national level across the world over the last few hundred years. It singles out integration of trust networks into public politics, insulation of public politics from categorical inequality, and suppression of autonomous coercive power centers as crucial processes. Through analytic narratives and comparisons of multiple regimes, mostly since World War II, this book makes the case for recasting current theories of democracy, democratization, and de-democratization."
European revolutions, 1492-1992 by Charles Tilly ( Book )
32 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The contingencies of circumstance, and to show the place of the great revolutions in the long-term history of Europe and the world at large. The book opens with a discussion of the nature of revolution and of the questions the author will address. It continues with a sketch of political and social change in Europe between 1492 and the present. Succeeding chapters examine and compare the causes and outcomes of revolutionary situations in the Low Countries, Iberia and the
Social movements, 1768-2004 by Charles Tilly ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since their invention by Westerners in the 18th century, social movements became vehicles of popular politics across the world. Tilly provides rich insights into the origins of contemporary movement practices, social movements & democratisation, & likelyfutures
Big structures, large processes, huge comparisons by Charles Tilly ( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roads from past to future by Charles Tilly ( )
10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over the years Charles Tilly has had an indelible influence on a remarkable number of key questions in social sciences and history. In the fields of social change, states and institutions, urbanization, and historical sociology, his seminal work has spawned whole new lines of inquiry and research. In one volume, this book offers the best and most influential of Tilly's work, with a new introduction by the author that relates his analyses to a wide body of scholarship. The book also includes a review and critique by Arthur L. Stinchcombe
As sociology meets history by Charles Tilly ( Book )
9 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History as social science by Behavioral and Social Sciences Survey ( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Hebrew and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From mobilization to revolution by Charles Tilly ( Book )
25 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Credit and blame by Charles Tilly ( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social scientist Charles Tilly explores the complexities of human relationships, examining what's really going on when we assign credit or cast blame. Everybody does it, but few understand the hidden motivations behind it. With his customary wit and insight, Tilly takes a thought-provoking look at the ways people fault and applaud each other and themselves. The stories he gathers range from the everyday to the altogether unexpected, from the revealingly personal to the insightfully humorous. Drawing examples from literature, history, pop culture, and much more, Tilly argues that people seek not only understanding through credit and blame, but also justice. The punishment must fit the crime, accomplishments should be rewarded, and the guilty parties must always get their just deserts. This book that revolutionizes our understanding of the compliments we pay and the accusations we make.--From publisher description
Strikes in France, 1830-1968 by Edward Shorter ( Book )
17 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Charles Tilly
Tilly, Charles
Tilly, Charles, 1929-
Tilly, Charles, 1929-2008
Tilly, Charles H. 1929-2008
Тилли, Чарльз, 1929-2008
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English (355)
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