Economic and Political Change in Asia and Europe

Social Movement Analyses


ISBN: 978-94-007-4652-7 (Print) 978-94-007-4653-4 (Online)
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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. Book Chapter

    Pages 1-10

    Collective Action and Relatively Powerless People in Europe and Asia

  3. Economic, Political and Social Globalization in Asia and Europe

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 13-30

      Economic Change and Social Dynamics: Converging and Diverging Trends Across Different Economies

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 31-52

      European Integration, Social Cohesion, and Political Contentiousness

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 53-69

      Images and Frameworks of Collective Action in China

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 71-86

      European Governance and Democracy

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 87-110

      Agricultural Markets and Food Riots: The European Union and Asia Compared

  4. Social Movements in a Transnational Perspective

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 111-111

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 113-124

      Marginalization and Transnationalizing Movements: How Does One Relate to the Other?

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 125-141

      Transnational Collective Action and the European Network of the Unemployed

  5. National Examples

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 143-143

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 145-161

      The British and French Hunger Marches of the 1930s: An Exclusive Mode of Protest, a Cultural Transfer, and a Fulcrum of Success

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 163-178

      Comparing Mobilizations Against Three Social Reforms in the 2000s in Belgium

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 179-195

      Employment Status and Political Participation: Does Exclusion Influence the Protest Behavior of the Young Unemployed?

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 197-212

      Practical Uses of Administrative and Cultural Categories Across the Field of Pro-Gypsy Activities in France Today: Activist Constructions and Adaptations to Political Categorizations

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 213-227

      Challenges of Social Engagement: NGO Work in the People’s Republic of China

    7. Book Chapter

      Pages 229-242

      The Suicide Problem in Contemporary Japanese Society: Its Economic and Social Backdrop and Religious Reactions

    8. Book Chapter

      Pages 243-282

      Constructing and Controlling People’s Power from the Grass Roots: Philippine Social Movement Activism in a Historical Perspective

  6. Commentary

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 283-283

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 285-295

      What Do Social Scientists Do When They Do Comparative Work?

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 297-306