Social Movements, Political Violence, and the State
A Comparative Analysis of Italy and Germany
By (author) Donatella Della Porta
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Social Movements, Political Violence, and the State by Donatella Della Porta
Book DescriptionThis book presents empirical research on the nature and structure of political violence. While most studies of social movements focus on single - nations, Donatella della Porta uses a comparative research design to analyse movements in two countries - Italy and Germany - from the 1960s to the 1990s. Through extensive usage of official documents and in-depth interviews, della Porta is able to explain the actors' construction of external political reality. The empirical data are used to build a middle-range theory of political violence that incorporates an analysis of the interactions between social movements and the state at the macro-level, an analysis of the development of radical organizations as entrepreneurs for political violence at the meso-level, and an analysis of the construction of 'militant' identities and countercultures at the micro-level.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521473965
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Sep-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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