Bringing together over forty established and emerging scholars, this landmark volume is the first to comprehensively examine the evolution and current practice of social movement studies in a specifically European context. While its first half offers comparative approaches to an array of significant issues and movements, its second half assembles focused national studies that include most major European states. Throughout, these contributions are guided by a shared set of historical and social-scientific questions with a particular emphasis on political sociology, thus offering a bold and uncommonly unified survey that will be essential for scholars and students of European social movements.
Olivier Fillieule is a professor of political sociology at Lausanne University's Research Centre on Political Action (CRAPUL) and senior researcher at CNRS-CESSP, Paris 1-Sorbonne. Among his recent books is Demonstrations, coauthored with Danielle Tartakowsky. Guya Accornero is an advanced research fellow at the Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, Centro de Investigacao e Estudos de Sociologia. She has published articles in journals such as West European Politics, Democratization, and Analise Social. Her monograph The Revolution before the Revolution: Student Protest and Political Process at the End of the Portuguese Dictatorship is forthcoming from Berghahn Books.
List of Figures and Tables List of Abbreviations Foreword James M. Jasper Introduction: "So Many as the Stars of the Sky in Multitude, and as the Sand which is By the Sea Shore Innumerable": European Social Movement Research in Perspective Olivier Fillieule and Guya Accornero PART I: EUROPEAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE Chapter 1. The European Movements of '68: Ambivalent theories, Ideological Memories and Exciting Puzzles Erik Neveu Chapter 2. Mobilizing for Democracy: The 1989 Protests in Central Eastern Europe Donatella della Porta Chapter 3. A Long Awaited Homecoming: The Labour Movement in Social Movement Studies Karel Yon Chapter 4. Beyond Party Politics: The Search for a Unified Approach. Research on Radical Right-wing Movements in Europe Manuela Caiani and Rossella Borri Chapter 5. Fields of Contentious Politics: Migration and Ethnic Relations Manlio Cinalli Chapter 6. Quiescent or Invisible?: Precarious and Unemployed Movements in Europe Marco Giugni and Jasmine Lorenzini Chapter 7. From Antiglobalisation to Global Justice Movement: The Waterloo's European Battle Isabelle Sommier Chapter 8. Theoretical Perspectives on European Environmental Movements: Transnational and Techological Challenges in the Twenty-first Century Maria Kousis Chapter 9. From Grassroots to Institutions: Women's Movements Studies in Europe Laure Bereni and Anne Revillard Chapter 10. Social Movements Facing the Crisis Heloise Nez PART II: NATIONAL CASES Chapter 11. Social Movements Studies in Britain: "No Longer The Poor Relation?" Brian Doherty, Graeme Hayes and Christopher Rootes Chapter 12. Precarious Research in a Movement Society: Social Movement Studies in Germany Sebastian Haunss Chapter 13. Politics and People: Understanding Dutch Research on Social Movements Jan Willem Duyvendak, Conny Roggeband and Jacquelien van Stekelenburg Chapter 14. From Splendid Isolation To Joining the Concert of Nations: Social Movement Studies in France Olivier Fillieule Chapter 15. Internationalization with Limited Domestic Recognition: Research on Social Movements in Italy Lorenzo Bosi and Lorenzo Mosca Chapter 16. The Land of Opportunities?: Social Movement Studies in Switzerland Philip Balsiger Chapter 17. Studying Movements in a Movement-become-state: Research and Practice in Postcolonial Ireland Laurence Cox Chapter 18. Successful Social Movement Outcomes without Social Movements?: Research on Swedish Social Movements and Swedish Social Movement Research Abby Peterson Chapter 19. Is Spain Still Different?: Social Movements Research in a Belated Western European Democracy Eduardo Romanos and Susana Aguilar Chapter 20. Revolutionary or Mild-mannered?: Social Movements and Social Movements Studies in Portugal Guya Accornero Chapter 21. From the Centre to the Periphery and Back to the Centre: Social Movements Affecting Social Movement Theory in the Case of Greece Kostis Kornetis and Hara Kouki Chapter 22. A Militant Rather than Scientific Research Object: Social Movements Studies in Turkey Aysen Uysal Chapter 23. From Democratization to Internationalization: Studying Social Movements in Hungary Aron Buzogany Chapter 24. Social Movements in Pre- and Post-December 1989 in Romania Laura Nistor Chapter 25. Social Mobilization and the Strong State from the Soviets to Putin: Social Movements in the Soviet Union and Russia Alfred Evans and Laura Henry Conclusions: Social Movement Studies in Europe: Achievements, Gaps, and Challenges Dieter Rucht Index