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Della Porta, Donatella 1956-

Works: 138 works in 634 publications in 2 languages and 9,478 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History 
Roles: Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction
Classifications: HN17.5, 303.484
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Most widely held works by Donatella Della Porta
The policing of transnational protest by Donatella Della Porta ( )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bringing together researchers from a variety of disciplines, this volume examines developments in the policing of transnational protest since the late 1990s. Using case studies from a number of countries in North America and Europe, the authors examine the new forms of political protest and the manner in which the authorities have reacted
Social movements : an introduction by Donatella Della Porta ( Book )
38 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This critical discussion of current studies of contemporary social movements in western societies examines the central problems for the analysis of contemporary social movements
The hidden order of corruption an institutional approach by Donatella Della Porta ( )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book investigates the hidden order of corruption, looking at the invisible codes and mechanisms that govern and stabilize the links between corrupters and corruptees. When corruption is exposed, unknown aspects are revealed which allow us to better understand its structures and informal norms. This book is theoretically informed and based on empirically sound research on a central challenge for democratic quality and as such presents an important study of corruption in democratic countries
Globalization from below : transnational activists and protest networks by Donatella Della Porta ( Book )
15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presenting the first systematic empirical research on the global justice movement, Globalization from Below analyzes a movement from the viewpoints of the activists, organizers, and demonstrators themselves. The authors traveled to Genoa with anti-G8 protesters and collected data from more than 800 participants. They examine the interactions between challengers and elites, and discuss how new models of activism fit into current social movement work
Policing protest : the control of mass demonstrations in Western democracies by Donatella Della Porta ( Book )
13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The only resource to examine police interventions cross-nationally, this collection analyzes a wide array of policing styles. Focusing on Italy, France, Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland, Spain, the United States, and South Africa, the contributors look at cultures and political power to examine the methods and the consequences of policing protest
Social movements, political violence, and the state : a comparative analysis of Italy and Germany by Donatella Della Porta ( Book )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By studying the social movement families from within which violence emerges, linking social movements to institutions, and, finally, providing a systematic analysis - firmly grounded in history - of the nature of political violence, the author has created a masterful synthesis that will help secure a place for the study of political violence in the study of systemwide politics
Transnational protest and global activism by Donatella Della Porta ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book, two titans of social movement scholarship bring together the best current research on the nexus between the local and the global in translating the global justice movement into action at the grassroots, and vice versa. Using recent cases of transnational contention_from the European Social Forum in Florence to the Argentinean human rights movement and British environmentalists, from movement networks in Bristol and Glasgow to the Zapatistas_the original chapters by distinguished scholars presented in this volume adapt current social movement theory to what appears to be a new cyc
Social movements in a globalizing world ( Book )
21 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The growing interdependence on a global scale, which characterizes the human condition at the turn of the century, constitutes a challenge for both the mobilization of social movements and social movement theory. The present volume attempts to adjust the perspective of the 'political process' approach to a world in which political opportunities, mobilizing structures, framing processes and collective action of social movements are no longer confined to national political contexts
Approaches and methodologies in the social sciences : a pluralist perspective by Donatella Della Porta ( Book )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume will empower students to choose their own approach to research in the social sciences, to justify this approach, & to situate it within the discipline. It addresses questions of ontology, epistemology & philosophy of social science, as well as issues of methodology & research design essential for a good research proposal
Social movements and Europeanization by Donatella Della Porta ( Book )
24 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Social Movements and Europeanization' addresses the relationship between social movements and Europe, locating contemporary social movements in a broader scenario of political conflicts around European integration
Corrupt exchanges : actors, resources, and mechanisms of political corruption by Donatella Della Porta ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Corrupt Exchanges primary research on the more conspicuous Italian case (judicial proceedings, in-depth interviews, parliamentary documents, and press databases), combined with a cross-national comparison based on a secondary analysis of corruption in democratic systems, is used to develop a model to analyze corruption as a network of illegal exchanges. The authors explore the structure of that network in great detail. These processes of degeneration have caused a crisis in the dominant paradigm in both academic and political considerations of corruption." "The book will serve both as a theoretical approach to a political problem of large bearing on democratic institutions and as a descriptive warning of a system in peril."--BOOK JACKET
Democracy and corruption in Europe ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contributors to this volume analyse the various forms of corruption in Western European countries, Russia and Japan, and assess its impact on the political and administrative system, on political parties and on standards in public life
Democracy in social movements by D della Porta ( Book )
12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection explores conceptions and practices of democracy of social movement organizations involved in global protest. Focusing on the global justice movement this book shows how they adopt radical new democratic approaches and thus provide a fundamental critique of conventional politics
Mobilizing on the extreme right : Germany, Italy, and the United States by Manuela Caiani ( Book )
13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Research on the extreme right is rare, and the extreme right has rarely been analysed as a social movement. In this volume, the extreme right is compared in Italy, Germany, and the United States using concepts and methods developed in social movement studies. In particular, the book describes the discourse, action, and organizational structures of the extreme right, and explains these on the basis of the discursive and political opportunities available to the social movement as a whole. Three main empirical methods are used in the research. The frame analysis looks at the cognitive mechanisms that are relevant in influencing organizational and individual behaviour. The network analysis looks at the (inter-) organizational structural characteristics of right-wing organizations. Finally, protest event analysis allows for an empirical summary of the actions undertaken by right-wing extremists over the last decade. The substantive chapters address the organizational structure of the extreme right, their action repertoires, the framing of protest events, the definition of 'us', the struggle against modernity, old and new forms of racism, opposition to globalization, and populism."
Meeting democracy : power and deliberation in global justice movements by Donatella Della Porta ( Book )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The concepts of power and democracy have been extensively studied at global, national and local levels and within institutions including states, international organizations and political parties. However, the interplay of those concepts within social movements is given far less attention. Studies have so far mainly focused on protest activities rather than the internal practices of deliberation and democratic decision-making. Meeting Democracy presents empirical research which examines in detail how power is distributed and how consensus is reached in twelve Global Justice Movement groups, with detailed observations of how they operate in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Written by leading political scientists and sociologists, this work contributes significantly to the wider literature on power and deliberative democracy within political science and sociology"--
Can democracy be saved? : participation, deliberation and social movements by Donatella Della Porta ( Book )
11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Financial crisis, economic globalization and the strengthening of neoliberal policies present stark challenges to traditional conceptions of representative democracy. Yet, at the same time, new opportunities are emerging that propose alternative visions for the future of democracy. In this highly articulate book, Donatella della Porta analyses diverse conceptions and practices of participatory and deliberative democracy, building upon recent reflections in normative theory as well as original empirical research. As well as drawing on key historical examples, the book pays close attent
Clandestine political violence by Donatella Della Porta ( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Compares four types of clandestine political violence: left-wing, right-wing, ethnonationalist and religious fundamentalist
The global justice movement : cross-national and transnational perspectives ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Knjiga prikazuje prve rezultate primerjalnega raziskovalnega projekta Demokracija v Evropi in mobilizacija družbe - Demos ( Prikazane so značilnosti in posebnosti protestnih ter protiglobalizacijskih družbenih gibanj kot tudi aktivnosti njihovih pobudnikov oziroma aktivistov v Italiji, Španiji, Franciji, Veliki Britaniji, Nemčiji, Švici in ZDA
Voices of the valley, voices of the straits : how protest creates communities by Donatella Della Porta ( Book )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Protest campaigns against large-scale public works usually take place within a local context. However, since the 1990s new forms of protest have been emerging. This book analyses two cases from Italy that illustrate this development: the environmentalist protest campaigns against the TAV (the building of a new high-speed railway in Val de Susa, close to the border with France), and the construction of the Bridge on the Messina Straits (between Calabria and Sicily). Such mobilizations emerge from local conflicts but develop as part of a global justice movement, often resulting in the production of new identities. They are promoted through multiple networks of different social and political groups, that share common claims and adopt various forms of protest action. It is during the protest campaigns that a sense of community is created."--BOOK JACKET
Another Europe : conceptions and practices of democracy in the European social forums by Donatella Della Porta ( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Given the focus on the challenges to representative democracy and the search for new institutions and procedures to help increase participation, this text offers empirical insights on alternative conceptions of democracy and the actors that promote them
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Alternative Names
DellaPorta, Donatella 1956-
Porta, Donatella della.
Porta, Donatella della, 1956-
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