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Power in Movement

Social Movements and Contentious Politics


Sidney Tarrow, Cornell University, New York


Social movements have an elusive power but one that is altogether real. From the French and American revolutions to the Arab Spring, and to ethnic and terrorist movements of today, contentious politics exercises a fleeting but powerful influence on politics, society and international relations. Covering key episodes up to the attack on the US Capitol in January 2021, leading scholar of politics and government Sidney Tarrow uses a number of recent, historical and comparative case studies to introduce his theory…

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  • Fourth and fully revised edition of this important study by a leading scholar of social movements
  • New chapters and a new conclusion taking into account recent scholarship
  • Updated to cover #MeToo, the Arab Spring, and the MAGA movement

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