Spreading protest : social movements in times of crisis
Title: Spreading protest : social movements in times of crisis
Publisher: ECPR Press
Citation: Colchester : ECPR Press, 2014, Studies in European Political Science Series
Which elements do the Arab Spring, the Indignados and Occupy Wall Street have in common? How do they differ? What do they share with social movements of the past? This book discusses the recent wave of global mobilisations from an unusual angle, explaining what aspects of protests spread from one country to another, how this happened, and why diffusion occurred in certain contexts but not in others. In doing this, the book casts light on the more general mechanisms of protest diffusion in contemporary societies, explaining how mobilisations travel from one country to another and, also, from past to present times. Bridging different fields of the social sciences, and covering a broad range of empirical cases, this book develops new theoretical perspectives.
Table of Contents:
--Table of Contents: -- List of Figures and Tables; -- List of Abbreviations; -- Contributors; -- Preface and Acknowledgements; -- Part I What Spread?; -- Chapter One: Patterns of Diffusion and the Transnational Dimension of Protest in the Movements of the Crisis: An Introduction, Donatella della Porta and Alice Mattoni; -- Chapter Two: Transnational Diffusion Across Time: The Adoption of the Argentinian Dirty War 'Escrache' in the Context of Spain's Housing Crisis,Cristina Flesher Fominaya and Antonio Montañés Jimenéz; -- Chapter Three: Learning Democracy: Cross-Time Adaptation in Organisational Repertoires, Donatella della Porta; -- Chapter Four: Dramatic Diffusion and Meaning Adaptation: The Case of Neda, Thomas Olesen; -- Chapter Five: From Event to Process: The EU and the ‘Arab Spring’, Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen; -- Part II – How Did It Spread?; -- Chapter Six: They Don’t Represent Us! The Global Resonance of the Real Democracy Movement from the Indignados to Occupy, Jérôme E. Roos and Leonidas Oikonomakis; -- Chapter Seven: The Transnational Dimension of the Greek Protest Campaign Against Troika Memoranda and Austerity Policies, 2010?2012, Maria Kousis; -- Chapter Eight: Occupy London in International and Local Context, Nikos Sotirakopoulos and Christopher Rootes; -- Part III – Why Did it Spread?; -- Chapter Nine: Breaks and Continuities in and Between Cycles of Protest: Memories and Legacies of the Global Justice Movement in the Context of Anti-Austerity Mobilisations, Lorenzo Zamponi and Priska Daphi; -- Chapter Ten: Towards a ‘Non-Global Justice Movement’? Two Paths to Re-Scaling the Left Contention in the Czech Republic, Jirí Navrátil and Ondrej Císar; -- Chapter Eleven: Flap of the Butterfly: Turkey’s June Uprisings, Kivanc Atak; -- Chapter Twelve: Adapting Theories on Diffusion and Transnational Contention Through Social Movements of the Crisis: Some Concluding Remarks, Alice Mattoni and Donatella della Porta; -- Index;