Social Movements and American Political Institutions (People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P)

Social Movements and American Political Institutions (People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P)

By: Andrew S. McFarland (editor), Anne N. Costain (editor), Jeffrey M. Berry (contributor), Guth Guth (contributor), Claude Dufour (contributor), Paul Burstein (contributor), Green Green (contributor), Lee Ann Banaszak (contributor), Daniel M. Cress (contributor), W. Douglas Costain (contributor)Paperback

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Description

This volume combines chapters by a distinguished group of social movement scholars, from both sociology and political science, who use perspectives ranging from political process theory to rational choice and collective action approaches to evaluate the functioning of institutions of American government and the public policies that they produce. A diverse group of movements and interests are featured: women, public interest, native America, the environment, the Christian Right, abortion, gay rights, and homelessness among them.

About Author

Anne N. Costain is professor of political science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Andrew S. McFarland is professor of political science at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Theories of American Politics and Social Movements Chapter 3 Social Movements and Theories of American Politics Chapter 4 "The Very Excess of Democracy": State Building and Contentious Politics in America Chapter 5 Interest Organizations and the Study of Democratic Politics Part 6 Mobilization Chapter 7 Mobilizing Gay Activists Chapter 8 Mobilization at the Margins: Organizing by the Homeless Chapter 9 Use of the Initiative Process by Woman Suffrage Movements Part 10 Parties and Elections Chapter 11 Less than Conquerors: The Christian Right in State Republican Parties Chapter 12 Citizen Groups, Political Parties, and Electoral Coalitions Part 13 The Presidency and Congress Chapter 14 American Social Movements and Presidential Administrations Chapter 15 Women Lobby Congress Chapter 16 The Environmental Movement and Congress Part 17 Social Movements in Court Chapter 18 Social Movements and the Mobilization of Law Chapter 19 Litigation as Rebellion Chapter 20 Social Movements and Abortion Law Part 21 Conclusions Chapter 22 On the International Origins of Domestic Political Opportunities Chapter 23 Where Have All the Foils Gone? Competing Theories of Social Movements Chapter 24 Conclusions

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780847683581
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9780847683581
  • weight: 458
  • ISBN10: 0847683583

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