Books

Repression Against the Student Movement in South Africa

Nov 22nd, 2016 | By
Protest Nation (Cover)

Students across South Africa are engaged in an ongoing struggle for free education. The #feesmustfall campaign, which began in October 2015, has turned violent. Buildings and vehicles at several universities have been burned since a new wave of protests kicked off in the middle of September 2016. University management has responded by securitizing campuses, seeking
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Mouvements sociaux. Quand le sujet devient acteur

Jun 21st, 2016 | By
Mouvement Sociaux

« Mouvements sociaux. Quand le sujet devient acteur » Geoffrey Pleyers & Brieg Capitaine dir. Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, juin 2016 Les mouvements sociaux ont profondément marqué la première partie des années 2010, marquée à la fois par la multiplication des « mouvements des places » (Indignés, Occupy, Gezi Park ou Nuit Debout) et la
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Report from ISA 47 Regional Conference “Social Movements in Central and Eastern Europe”

May 18th, 2015 | By

ISA 47 Regional Conference “Social Movements in Central and Eastern Europe”, Bucharest 11-12 May 2015 The University of Bucharest organized on May 11-12, 2015 the International Sociological Association regional conference “Social Movements in Central and Eastern Europe” with the support of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Romania. The Research Committee 47 (ISA 47) intended to evaluate the
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Claiming Society for God

May 20th, 2013 | By

Nancy Davis and Robert Robinson’s Claiming Society for God: Religious Movements and Social Welfare in Egypt, Israel, Italy, and the United States (Indiana University Press, 2012) has been awarded the gold medal in the Religion category of the Independent Publishers Book Awards, which recognize books by university and independent presses. The book also won the
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Our Violent World. Terrorism in Society

May 15th, 2013 | By

 What can the analysis of violence and terror tell us about the modern world? Why is violence often used to achieve religious, cultural or political goals? Can we understand the search for the extreme that increasingly shapes violence today? From 1960s student movements to today’s global jihad, this text explores the factors and debates shaping
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Claiming Society for God

Jun 5th, 2012 | By

Claiming Society for God Religious Movements and Social Welfare in Egypt, Israel, Italy, and the United States Nancy J. Davis and Robert V. Robinson “Illuminating intersections of religion and public life in four different nations, this book is topical. Given that two of these nations are in the Middle East and one of them is Egypt,
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East Asian Social Movements: Power, Protest and Change in a Dynamic Region

Sep 19th, 2011 | By

East Asian Social Movements: Power, Protest and Change in a Dynamic Region Jeffrey Broadbent, Vicky Brockman  (eds.) ISBN 9780387096254 Hardback €124.75 Springer 2011 In the study of civil society and social movements,  most cases are based in Western Europe and North America.  These two areas of the world have similar histories and political ideals and structures in
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Solidarities beyond Borders. Transnationalizing Women’s Movements

Jun 9th, 2011 | By

Solidarities beyond Borders. Transnationalizing Women’s Movements Pascale Dufour, Dominique Masson, and Dominique Caouette (eds.) ISBN 9780774817967 Paperback $34.95 UBC Press 2010 Scholars of social movements tend to overlook the achievements and political significance of women’s movements. Through theoretical discussions and empirical examples, Solidarities beyond Borders demonstrates the creativity and dynamism of transnational women’s movements around
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Alter-globalization. Becoming actors in the Global Age

Jun 3rd, 2011 | By

ALTER-GLOBALIZATION Becoming Actors in the Global Age Geoffrey Pleyers Foreword by Alain Touraine Reformulating the possibilities for action in this global world constitutes a major issue in contemporaneous social sciences and a central challenge of the alter-globalization/global justice movement. This book proposes to discuss it starting from concrete experimentations by social actors who have contested
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Social Movements, Public Spheres and the European Politics of the Environment. Green Power Europe?

May 26th, 2011 | By

Social Movements Public Spheres and the European Politics of the Environment Hein-Anton van der Heijden This book examines how the European environmental movement, as part of an emerging European civil society, has impinged on the problem definitions and solution strategies in the European politics of the environment. Examining core case studies in European environmental policy
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