Title Regimes and repertoires [electronic resource] / Charles Tilly.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.©2006
Author Tilly, Charles. author.
ProQuest (Firm) issuing body.
Date 01-01-2010
Physical description 1 online resource (267 pages)
text
online resource
Item E-BOOK (Copy 1) EBL 1237924-1001 ONLINE
URL Full text available from ProQuest Ebook Central: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/aph/detail.action?docID=485999
Major subject Demonstrations and protest movements
Political violence
Revolution
Social change
Minor subject Comparative government
History
International comparisons
Overseas item
LCSH Government, Resistance to.
Political violence.
Revolutions.
Social movements.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780226803531
Abstract 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.
Contents Contents -- Preface -- 1. What Are Regimes? -- 2. How Regimes Work -- 3. Repertoires of Contention -- 4. Repertoires, Meet Regimes -- 5. Trajectories of Change -- 6. Collective Violence -- 7. Revolutions -- 8. Social Movements -- 9. Conclusions -- References -- Index.
LCN 1237924
Item ID 1237924-1001
Database Library Catalogue