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The politics of protest : social movements in America

Author: David S Meyer
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Offers both a historical overview and an analytical framework for understanding social movements and political protest in American politics.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David S Meyer
ISBN: 0195173546 9780195173543 0195173538 9780195173536
OCLC Number: 61151646
Description: viii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
American and political protest: political institutions and dissent --Why protest? The origins of movements, opportunities, and organizations --
Becoming an activist --
Individuals, movements, organizations, and coalitions --
The strategy and tactics of social protest --
Civil disobedience --
The state and protests: institutionalization --
When everyone protests --
The policy connection: how movements matter --
Protest and American politics: what next?
Responsibility: David S. Meyer.
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Presents social movements in the United States from the development of the American Republic, an introduction of the social impulse to protest, considers the strategies and tactics, looks at the  Read more...

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