Protest beyond Borders: Contentious Politics in Europe since 1945
Title: Protest beyond Borders: Contentious Politics in Europe since 1945
Citation: Oxford/New York, Berghahn books, 2011, Protest, Culture & Society, Volume 5
The protest movements that followed the Second World War have recently become the object of study for various disciplines; however, the exchange of ideas between research fields, and comparative research in general, is lacking. An international and interdisciplinary dialogue is vital to not only describe the similarities and differences between the single national movements but also to evaluate how they contributed to the formation and evolution of a transnational civil society in Europe. This volume undertakes this challenge as well as questions some major assumptions of post-1945 protest and social mobilization both in Western and Eastern Europe. Historians, political scientists, sociologists and media studies scholars come together and offer insights into social movement research beyond conventional repertoires of protest and strictly defined periods, borders and paradigms, offering new perspectives on past and present processes of social change of the contemporary world.
Table of Contents:
List of Figures Preface Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Martin Klimke and Joachim Scharloth Introduction: Transnational Approaches to Social Mobilization in Europe since 1945. An Introduction Hara Kouki and Eduardo Romanos PART I: TRANSNATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF PROTEST IN COLD WAR EUROPE Chapter 1. Extraparliamentary Entanglements: Framing Peace in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1945-1974 Andrew Oppenheimer Chapter 2. The Prague Spring and the ‘Gypsy Question’: A Transnational Challenge to the Socialist State Celia Donert Chapter 3. Human Rights as a Transnational Vocabulary of Protest: Campaigning against the Political Abuse of Psychiatry in the Soviet Union Hara Kouki PART II: CONTENTIOUS POLITICS IN A NEW ERA OF TRANSNATIONALISM Chapter 4. Stairway to Heaven or Highway to Hell? Ambivalent Europeanization and Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe Aron Buzogány Chapter 5. Communicating Dissent. Diversity of Expression in the Protest against the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm Simon Teune Chapter 6. Digitalized Anti-corporate Campaigns: Towards a New Era of Transnational Protest? Johanna Niesyto PART III: BROADENING THEORETICAL APPROACHES Chapter 7. Processes of Dynamic Social Movement Development. From ‘British Rights for British Citizens’ to ‘British Out’: The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement, 1960s-1972 Lorenzo Bosi Chapter 8. Anarchism, Franco’s Dictatorship and Postwar Europe: High-risk Mobilization and Ideological Change Eduardo Romanos Chapter 9. Organizational Communication of Intermediaries in Flux: An Analytical Framework Dominik Lachenmeier PART IV: OUTLOOK FOR RESEARCH Chapter 10. The Role of Dissident-Intellectuals in the Formation of Civil Society in (Post)Communist East-Central Europe Mariya Ivancheva Chapter 11. Globalization and the Transformation of National Protest Politics: An Appetizer Swen Hutter Afterword: Social Movement Studies and Transnationalization: An Uneasy Relation or a Happy Start? An Afterword Donatella Della Porta Bibliography Notes on Contributors Index