Social movements and cycles of contention: theoretical appendix

Phil Edwards

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Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780719078736
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702192 | DOI:
Social movements and cycles of contention: theoretical appendix

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The purpose of this appendix is to define some of the key terms and concepts used in this study of the cycle of contention Italy from 1972 to 1977. These terms and concepts include social movements, framing processes, political opportunities, repertoire of contention and Sidney Tarrow's model of the cycle of contention. This chapter also suggests that the cycle of contention in Italy is one in which a gatekeeper to the political sphere interacted through framing transactions with a series of disorderly social movements.

Keywords: cycle of contention; Italy; social movements; framing processes; political opportunities; repertoire of contention; Sidney Tarrow

Chapter.  4458 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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