Published in conjunction with Mobilization: An International Quarterly, the premier research journal in the field contentious politics, this series publishes research in social movements, protest and strategies of resistance. This is an expansive area of study that includes research in sociology and political science, as well as from communications, geography, social psychology, and anthropology. The series welcomes proposals on a range of topics and theoretical perspectives, including movement strategies and organization, new communication technologies, protest in the global South, resistance in different state systems, cultural movements, identity politics, and more.
Fukushima and Civil Society The Japanese Anti-Nuclear Movement from a Socio-Political Perspective
Resisting the Backlash Street Protest in Italy
Nationalist Movements Explained Comparisons from Canada, Belgium, Spain, and Switzerland
By Manuela Caiani, Benedetta Carlotti, Marko Lovec, Maria Wincławska, Faris Kočan, Adam Balcer
March 13, 2024
This book investigates Euroscepticism from below, from both the Right and the Left, from political parties and social movements in five countries in Europe: two candidate-countries for accession to the EU – North Macedonia and Bosnia Herzegovina – and three member states – Italy, Poland and ...
By Iris Beau Segers
September 25, 2023
This book investigates the issue of local mobilization against asylum seekers in urban areas, which are often disproportionally affected by complex issues related to immigration and integration, as well as socio-economic development and growing inequalities. Based on ethnographic research in the ...
By Peter Cox
July 28, 2023
The first full-length study of cycling activism through the lens of social movement theory, this book demonstrates that, despite tremendous differences, bike activism can be understood as a continuous and connected activity spanning a century and a half and across continents. With examples from ...
By Dieter Reinisch, Anne Kane
December 30, 2022
This volume examines the critical factors and processes by which the Provisional Irish Republican movement campaign from 1969 to 1998 transformed a once acquiescent nationalist population in Northern Ireland into a counterpublic of resistance demanding national self-determination and social justice...
By Beata Bochorodycz
August 18, 2022
This book analyzes the impact of the Fukushima disaster on civil society in Japan with particular attention to the anti-nuclear movement, focusing on its development, repertoire of action, mobilization strategies, modes of operation, and impact on the state’s energy policy. Combining social ...
By Jasper Finkeldey
August 02, 2022
Fighting Global Neo-Extractivism: Fossil-Free Social Movements in South Africa analyzes social struggles over damaging new fossil fuel projects in the Global South with a focus on South Africa, Africa’s biggest fossil fuel emitter. Fossil fuel extraction in South Africa has reached a new ...
By Donatella della Porta, Niccolò Bertuzzi, Daniela Chironi, Chiara Milan, Martín Portos, Lorenzo Zamponi
May 06, 2022
Drawing interview material, together with extensive data from the authors’ original social movement database, this book examines the development of social movements in resistance to perceived political "regression" and a growing right-wing backlash. With a focus on Italy and the reaction to ...
By David McKeever
April 29, 2022
This book examines the relationship between exile and activism. Drawing on interviews with activists exiled to England following the military coup d’état in Egypt as an illustrative case, it considers whether exile presents any barrier to meaningful political participation. Through a comparison of ...
By Ellen Carnaghan, Kathryn E. Kuhn
April 29, 2022
This book examines the successful no-confidence movement led by faculty at Saint Louis University in 2013 in an effort to unseat the university president, considering the reasons for success when similar movements often fail. Through a series of chapters written by faculty from many disciplines at ...
By Hank Johnston, Pamela Oliver
April 29, 2022
Bringing together leading scholars of social movements and protest, this volume offers an up-to-date overview of several of the key ethnic and racial movements in the contemporary United States. The organizations, strategies, and challenges of the Black Lives movement, mainstream Black ...
By Maurice Pinard
December 13, 2021
This book examines nationalist movements in four ethnically plural countries, one of which has no previous experience of such movements at the national level. Presenting comparisons of the cases of Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, and Spain, including descriptions of the social, economic, and ...
By Jürgen Grote, Claudius Wagemann
January 14, 2020
This book is about the building of alliances and about joint activities between two groups of social movement actors ascribed increasing relevance for the functioning and the eventual amendment of democratic capitalism. The chapters provide a well-balanced mix of theoretical and empirical accounts ...