Political Protest and Social Change

Analyzing Politics

  • Charles F. Andrain
  • David E. Apter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: People in Protest

    1. Charles F. Andrain, David E. Apter
      Pages 1-10
  3. Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Charles F. Andrain, David E. Apter
      Pages 23-58
    3. Charles F. Andrain, David E. Apter
      Pages 59-92
    4. Charles F. Andrain, David E. Apter
      Pages 93-121
  4. Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Charles F. Andrain, David E. Apter
      Pages 132-171
    3. Charles F. Andrain, David E. Apter
      Pages 172-196
    4. Charles F. Andrain, David E. Apter
      Pages 197-221
  5. Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Charles F. Andrain, David E. Apter
      Pages 233-255
    3. Charles F. Andrain, David E. Apter
      Pages 256-281
    4. Charles F. Andrain, David E. Apter
      Pages 282-309
    5. Charles F. Andrain, David E. Apter
      Pages 311-317
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 318-387

About this book

Introduction

This book probes three issues about the linkage between political protests and social change. First, why do individuals participate in protest activities, including nonviolent movements and revolutions? How do cultural beliefs, sociopolitical structures, personal attitudes, motives and perceptions shape the decision to participate? Second, why do participants choose certain tactics? Protesters use different types of tactics: violent vs. nonviolent, public vs. covert, organized vs. spontaneous and confrontation vs. accommodation with other groups, political parties, and government agencies. Most activists view a particular tactic as a useful means to attain their policy demands. Third, what policy consequences emerge from the activities of protest movements? The book explores the impact of protests on social change and on the distribution of political power, particularly greater access of subordinate groups to government policymakers. A theory of political opportunities helps explain these issues about the origins, activities, and outcomes of protests.

Keywords

government Ideologie Institution nationalism participation policy politics Protest revolution social change

Authors and affiliations

  • Charles F. Andrain
    • 1
  • David E. Apter
    • 2
  1. 1.San Diego State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Yale UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230377004
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-62548-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37700-4
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