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.
Radical Left Movements in Europe
Southern Resistance in Critical Perspective The Politics of Protest in South Africa's Contentious Democracy
Social Movements and Political Activism in Contemporary Japan Re-emerging from Invisibility
By Hank Johnston
January 28, 2019
This volume probes the intersections between the fields of social movements and nonviolent resistance. Bringing together a range of studies focusing on protest movements around the world, it explores the overlaps and divergences between the two research concentrations, considering the dimensions of...
By Setsuko Matsuzawa
January 21, 2019
This book examines the effects of the transnational social and environmental advocacy of foreign NGOs in China. Based on three case studies, including China’s first participatory development project, its first successful case of transnational anti-dam activism, and its first national park project, ...
By Magnus Wennerhag, Christian Fröhlich, Grzegorz Piotrowski
January 17, 2019
When the Iron Curtain lifted in 1989, it was seen by some as proof of the final demise of the ideas and aspirations of the radical left. Not many years passed, however, before the critique of social inequalities and capitalism was once again a main protest theme of social movements. This book ...
By Lorenzo Cini
December 11, 2018
Drawing on neo-institutionalist and social movement approaches, this book analyses the impact that recent student mobilizations have brought about within Italian and English universities in terms of student services, curriculum organization, and governance structures. Arguing that the university ...
By Marcel Paret, Carin Runciman, Luke Sinwell
October 18, 2018
From the Arab Uprising, to anti-austerity protests in Europe and the US Occupy Movement, to uprisings in Brazil and Turkey, resistance from below is flourishing. Whereas analysts have tended to look North in their analysis of the recent global protest wave, this volume develops a Southern ...
By Jon Gunnar Bernburg
April 27, 2018
Although the triggering effect of economic crises on revolt is a classic sociological topic, crises have until recently mostly triggered large-scale collective action in developing countries. The antigovernment protests that occurred in several European countries in the aftermath of the global ...
By David Chiavacci, Julia Obinger
March 09, 2018
This book explores social movements and political activism in contemporary Japan, arguing that the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident marks a decisive moment, which has led to an unprecedented resurgence in social and protest movements and inaugurated a new era of civic engagement. Offering fresh ...
By Kerstin Jacobsson, Steven Saxonberg
November 17, 2016
The celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall provoked a debate on the outcomes of the transition process in the post-communist countries, including a debate on the functioning of civil society. This provided a good opportunity for researchers to collect new data and ...
By Laura Lyytikainen
June 24, 2016
Drawing on fieldwork conducted in Moscow and St. Petersburg among the political opposition’s youth group Oborona (Defence), this ground-breaking work brings forward a multifaceted and colourful image of the life of political opposition activists in a restricted political environment. Existing ...
By Seraphim Seferiades, Hank Johnston
September 06, 2016
This volume of cutting-edge research comparatively analyzes violent protest and rioting, furthering our understanding of this increasingly prevalent form of claim making. Hank Johnston and Seraphim Seferiades bring together internationally recognized experts in the field of protest studies and ...
By Abby Peterson, Herbert Reiter
June 06, 2016
Eric Hobsbawm claimed that the international May Day, which dates back to a proclamation in 1889 by the Second International, 'is perhaps the most ambitious of labour rituals'. The first international May Day demonstrations in 1890 were widely celebrated across Europe and became the one day each ...
By Marco Giugni, Maria T. Grasso
February 09, 2016
What is the relationship between economic crises and protest behaviour? Does the experience of austerity, or economic hardship more broadly defined, create a greater potential for protest? With protest movements and events such as the Indignados and the Occupy Movement receiving a great deal of ...