The History of Social Movements in Global Perspective

A Survey

  • Stefan Berger
  • Holger Nehring

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements book series (PSHSM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Stefan Berger, Holger Nehring
    Pages 1-35
  3. Conceptual, Methodological and Theoretical Considerations

  4. Continental Perspectives on the History of Social Movements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Marcel van der Linden
      Pages 175-209
    3. Andreas Eckert
      Pages 211-224
    4. Arvind Elangovan
      Pages 265-295
    5. Jung Han Kim, Jeong-Mi Park
      Pages 297-324
  5. Social Movements in Transnational Historical Perspective

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 703-720

About this book


Social movements have shaped and are shaping modern societies around the globe; this is evident when we look at examples such as the Arab Spring, Spain’s Indignados and the wider Occupy movement. In this volume, experts analyse the ‘classic’ and new social movements from a uniquely global perspective and offer insights in current theoretical discussions on social mobilisation. Chapters are devoted both to the study of continental developments of social movements going back to the nineteenth century and ranging to the present day, and to an emphasis on the transnational dimension of these movements. Interdisciplinary and truly international, this book is an essential text on social movements for historians, political scientists, sociologists, philosophers and social scientists.


Social Movements Social History Labour Movement Facism Social Science Transnationality Peace Movements Subaltern studies New Social Movements

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Berger
    • 1
  • Holger Nehring
    • 2
  1. 1.Ruhr University BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.University of StirlingStirlingUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-30425-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-30427-8
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