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The Mobilization Series on Social Movements, Protest, and Culture


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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.

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Irish Republican Counterpublic Armed Struggle and the Construction of a Radical Nationalist Community in Northern Ireland, 1969-1998

Irish Republican Counterpublic: Armed Struggle and the Construction of a Radical Nationalist Community in Northern Ireland, 1969-1998

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Dieter Reinisch, Anne Kane
January 31, 2023

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...

Fukushima and Civil Society The Japanese Anti-Nuclear Movement from a Socio-Political Perspective

Fukushima and Civil Society: The Japanese Anti-Nuclear Movement from a Socio-Political Perspective

1st Edition

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 ...

Fighting Global Neo-Extractivism Fossil-Free Social Movements in South Africa

Fighting Global Neo-Extractivism: Fossil-Free Social Movements in South Africa

1st Edition

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 ...

Resisting the Backlash Street Protest in Italy

Resisting the Backlash: Street Protest in Italy

1st Edition

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 ...

Exiled Activism Political Mobilization in Egypt and England

Exiled Activism: Political Mobilization in Egypt and England

1st Edition

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 ...

Power and Protest at an American University No Confidence, No Fear

Power and Protest at an American University: No Confidence, No Fear

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Racialized Protest and the State Resistance and Repression in a Divided America

Racialized Protest and the State: Resistance and Repression in a Divided America

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Mobilization against Asylum Seekers in Contemporary Urban Spaces Not in Our Backyard

Mobilization against Asylum Seekers in Contemporary Urban Spaces: Not in Our Backyard

1st Edition

By Iris Beau Segers
March 04, 2022

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 ...

Nationalist Movements Explained Comparisons from Canada, Belgium, Spain, and Switzerland

Nationalist Movements Explained: Comparisons from Canada, Belgium, Spain, and Switzerland

1st Edition

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 ...

Social Movements and Organized Labour Passions and Interests

Social Movements and Organized Labour: Passions and Interests

1st Edition

By Jürgen R. 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 ...

Protesting Gender The LGBTIQ Movement and its Opponents in Italy

Protesting Gender: The LGBTIQ Movement and its Opponents in Italy

1st Edition

By Anna Lavizzari
December 05, 2019

Drawing on fieldwork conducted in Italy among political activists of the LGBTIQ movement and the traditionalist movement during the “anti-gender” campaign, this book provides a dynamic picture of their sustained interactions. Through an analysis of the contentious strategies, discourses, and ...

Social Stratification and Social Movements Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives on an Ambivalent Relationship

Social Stratification and Social Movements: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives on an Ambivalent Relationship

1st Edition

Edited By Sabrina Zajak, Sebastian Haunss
November 27, 2019

This volume addresses the contested relationship between social stratification and social movements in three different ways: First, the authors address the relationship between social stratification and the emergence of protest mobilization. Second, the texts look at social stratification and ...

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