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Della Porta, Donatella 1956-

Works: 215 works in 1,046 publications in 3 languages and 16,488 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Opponent, Director, 958
Classifications: HM881, 303.484
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Most widely held works by Donatella Della Porta
Globalization from below : transnational activists and protest networks by Donatella Della Porta( )

18 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look at the Genoa G8 summit and the European Social Forum, from the protesters’ point of view that analyzes a movement from the viewpoints of the activists, organizers, and demonstrators themselves. To understand how this cycle of global protest emerged, della Porta and the other authors examine the interactions between challengers and elites, and discuss how these new models of activism fit into current social movement work. – from publisher information
Transnational protest and global activism by Donatella Della Porta( )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociologists and political scientists from Europe and the US explore how global issues are transforming local and national activism and the interactions between local, national, and supranational movement organizations. In addition to describing recent events, they adapt concepts and hypotheses developed in the social movement literature of the pas
Social movements : an introduction by Donatella Della Porta( Book )

48 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 929 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
Policing protest : the control of mass demonstrations in Western democracies by Donatella Della Porta( )

15 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way in which police handle political demonstrations is always potentially controversial. In contemporary democracies, police departments have two different, often conflicting aims: keeping the peace and defending citizens' right to protest. This collection, the only resource to examine police interventions cross-nationally, 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
The policing of transnational protest by Abby Peterson( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 852 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
Participatory democracy in Southern Europe : causes, characteristics and consequences by Joan Font( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen participation is a central component of democratic governance. As participatory schemes have grown in number and gained in social legitimacy over recent years, the research community has analyzed the virtues of participatory policies from several points of view, but usually giving focus to the most successful and well-known grass-roots cases. This book examines a wider range of participatory interventions that have been created or legitimized by central governments, providing original exploration of institutional democratic participatory mechanisms. Looking at a huge variety of subnational examples across Italy, Spain and France, the book interrogates the rich findings of a substantial research project. The authors use quantitative and qualitative methods to compare why these cases of participatory mechanisms have emerged, how they function, and what cultural impact they{u2019}ve achieved. This allows highly original insights into why participatory mechanisms work in some places, but not others, and the sorts of choices that organizers of participatory processes have to consider when creating such policies. --Provided by publisher
The hidden order of corruption : an institutional approach by Donatella Della Porta( )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and German and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theoretically informed, based on empirically sound research on a central challenge for democratic quality, this volume presents a study of corruption in democratic countries. It links emerging forms of corruption to recent changes in the relationships between state institutions, social norms and the market in democratic countries
Approaches and methodologies in the social sciences : a pluralist perspective by Donatella Della Porta( )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 758 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, political violence, and the state : a comparative analysis of Italy and Germany by Donatella Della Porta( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 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
Clandestine political violence by Donatella Della Porta( Book )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Clandestine Political Violence compares four types of clandestine political violence: left-wing (in Italy and Germany), right-wing (in Italy), ethnonationalist (in Spain), and religious fundamentalist (in Islamist clandestine organizations). Oriented toward theory building, Donatella della Porta develops her own definition of clandestine political violence. Building on the most recent developments in social movement studies, della Porta proposes an original interpretative model. Using a unique research design, she singles out some common causal mechanisms at the onset, during the persistence, and at the demise of clandestine political violence. The development of the phenomenon is located within the interactions among social movements, countermovements, and the state. She pays particular attention to the ways in which the different actors cognitively construct the reality they act upon. The internal dynamics of the clandestine political organizations are devoted special attention. Based on original empirical research as well as existing research in many languages, this book is rich in empirical evidence on some of the most crucial cases of clandestine political violence."--Publisher's description
Social movements and Europeanization by Donatella Della Porta( Book )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 390 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
Can democracy be saved? : participation, deliberation and social movements by Donatella Della Porta( Book )

17 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 376 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 in addition to original empirical research. As well as drawing on key historical examples, the book pays close attention to the current revitalization of social movements: the Arab Spring uprisings, the development of so-called e-democracy in the Indignados and Occupy Wall Street protests. and proposals for cosmopolitan democracy found in recent campaigns for democratization of the EU and UN. The book alsa assesses institutional reactions, from the policing of protest to efforts at reform. This contribution by a leading political sociologist and scholar of social movements will be of great value to students and scholars of political sociology, political science and social movement studies, as well as anyone interested in the shape and development of democracy
Corrupt exchanges : actors, resources, and mechanisms of political corruption by Donatella Della Porta( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 373 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."--Jacket
Meeting democracy : power and deliberation in global justice movements( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 359 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"--(source : site de l'éditeur)
Social movements in times of austerity : bringing capitalism back into protest analysis by Donatella Della Porta( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recent years have seen an enormous increase in protests across the world in which citizens have challenged what they see as a deterioration of democratic institutions and the very civil, political and social rights that form the basis of democratic life... This timely new book addresses the anti-austerity social movements of which these protests form part, mobilizing in the context of a crisis of neoliberalism. Donatella della Porta shows that, in order to understand their main facets in terms of social basis, strategy, and identity and organizational structures, we should look at the specific characteristics of the socioeconomic, cultural and political context in which they developed."--Back cover
Democracy and corruption in Europe( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 336 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
Mobilizing for democracy : comparing 1989 and 2011 by Donatella Della Porta( Book )

16 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strangely enough, while the pictures used to illustrate the most recent wave of protests for democracy in North Africa represent mass protest, research on social movements and democratization have rarely interacted. This volume aims to fill this gap by looking at episodes of democratization through the lens of social movement studies. Without assuming that democratization is always produced from below, the author singles out different paths of democratization by looking at the ways in which the masses interact with the elites, and protest with bargaining: eventful democratization, participated pacts and troubled democratization. The main focus is on the first of the paths: eventful democratization, that is cases in which authoritarian regimes break down following-often short but intense-waves of protest. Recognizing the particular power of some transformative events, the analysis locates them within the broader mobilization processes, including the multitude of less visible, but still important protests that surround them. Cognitive, affective and relational mechanisms are singled out as transforming the contexts in which dissidents act. In all three paths, mobilization of resources, framing processes and appropriation of opportunities will develop in action, in different combinations. The comparison of different cases within two waves of protests for democracy, in Central Eastern Europe in 1989 and in the Middle East and North Africa in 2011, allows the author to theorize about causal mechanisms and conditions as they emerge in mobilizations for democracy. --Provided by publisher
Mobilizing on the extreme right : Germany, Italy, and the United States by Manuela Caiani( Book )

18 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 292 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."
The Oxford handbook of social movements( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of social movements' is an innovative volume that presents a comprehensive exploration of social movement studies, mapping the field and expanding it to examine the recent developments in cognate areas of studies, within and beyond sociology and political science. This volume brings together the most distinguished social and political scientists working in this field, each writing thought-provoking essays in their area of expertise, and facilitates conversations between classic social movement agenda and lines of research. 'The Oxford handbook of social movements' discusses core theoretical perspectives, recent contributions from the field, and how patterns of macro social change may affect social movements, as well as suggesting what contributions social movement studies can give to other research areas in various disciplines
Democracy in social movements( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 276 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Globalization from below : transnational activists and protest networks
Transnational protest and global activismSocial movements : an introductionPolicing protest : the control of mass demonstrations in Western democraciesThe policing of transnational protestApproaches and methodologies in the social sciences : a pluralist perspectiveSocial movements, political violence, and the state : a comparative analysis of Italy and GermanySocial movements and EuropeanizationCorrupt exchanges : actors, resources, and mechanisms of political corruption
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Della Porta, D. 1956-

Della Porta, Donatella

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Donatella della Porta Italiaans sociologe

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Donatella della Porta sociologa italiana

Porta, D. della 1956-

Porta Donatella della

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델라 포르타, 도나텔라 1956-

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