Repertoires, Meet Regimes

Charles Tilly

in Regimes and Repertoires

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780226803500
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226803531 | DOI:
Repertoires, Meet Regimes

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This chapter identifies systematic variations in repertoires across different sorts of regime. It begins by describing regime by regime, locating regimes within the space, and then maps out what varieties of contention predominate in different kinds of regime. Prevailing forms of public, collective claim-making—contentious repertoires—vary significantly from one location to another within regime space. All effective rulers carry on some combination of the four strategies presented. Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International (AI), and Freedom House (FH) provide enough detail to tell the difference among regimes in their responses to contentious repertoires. Vignettes of contention and its control in the regimes of this chapter indicate that locations of regimes with respect to capacity and democracy significantly affect the repertoires of contention that prevail in those regimes. It ends with an argument that repertoires meet regimes in collaboration and conflict.

Keywords: regimes; contentious repertoires; regime space; contention; Human Rights Watch; Amnesty International; Freedom House

Chapter.  11207 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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