Contentious Politics and Social Movements

Sidney Tarrow and Charles Tilly

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780199566020
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191577482 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

Contentious Politics and Social Movements

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This article discusses contentious politics and social movements, specifically during the Philippines' turmoil of January 2001. It first defines ‘contentious politics’, and then relates it to social movement. It identifies the many ways of studying the dynamics of contention and ends with a study of democracy, violence, and several questions of the future of social movements.

Keywords: contentious politics; social movements; Philippines; January 2011; dynamics of contention; democracy; violence

Article.  11062 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics ; Political Institutions

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