PROTEST BEYOND BORDERS
Contentious Politics in Europe since 1945
Edited by Hara Kouki & Eduardo Romanos
"The mixture of historical and contemporary accounts and perspectives constitutes an original and much needed approach to the study of social movements."
– Peo Hansen, Linköping University, Sweden
"This is a wide ranging and informative study…The essays are well presented [and], intrinsically interesting."
– Ruth Kinna, Loughborough University
Hardback: 256 pages
Publisher: Berghahn Books (March 2011)
ABOUT THE VOLUME.
In recent years, various disciplines have made the protest movements after the Second World War the object of their study. However, there seems to be a lack of communication among research fields that could emphasize heuristic methodological tools and also of comparative research that could not only systematically describe the similarities and differences between the single national movements but also evaluate how they contributed to the formation and evolution of a transnational civil society in Europe.
Within an international and interdisciplinary dialogue, this volume 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 here in order to gain an insight 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
Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Martin Klimke, and Joachim Scharloth
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
Chapter 2. The Prague Spring and the ‘Gypsy Question’: A Transnational Challenge to the Socialist State
Chapter 3. Human Rights as a Transnational Vocabulary of Protest: Campaigning against the Political Abuse of Psychiatry in the Soviet Union
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
Chapter 5. Communicating Dissent. Diversity of Expression in the Protest against the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm
Chapter 6. Digitalized Anti-corporate Campaigns: Towards a New Era of Transnational Protest?
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
Chapter 8. Anarchism, Franco’s Dictatorship and Postwar Europe: High-risk Mobilization and Ideological Change
Chapter 9. Organizational Communication of Intermediaries in Flux: An Analytical Framework
Part IV. Outlook for Research
Chapter 10. The Role of Dissident-Intellectuals in the Formation of Civil Society in (Post)Communist East-Central Europe
Chapter 11. Globalization and the Transformation of National Protest Politics: An Appetizer
Social Movement Studies and Transnationalization: An Uneasy Relation or a Happy Start? An Afterword
Donatella Della Porta
Notes on Contributors
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