Acts of Dissent
New Developments in the Study of Protest
ISBN10: 0847698564 ISBN13: 9780847698561 Contributors: Koopmans, Ruud (Editor); Neidhardt, Friedhelm (Editor) Publisher: Lexington Books Published: Oct 1 1999 Pages: 348 Weight: 1.25lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Although living conditions have improved throughout history, protest, at least in the last few decades, seems to have increased to the point of becoming a normal phenomenon in modern societies. Contributors to this volume examine how and why this is the case and argue that although problems such as poverty, hunger, and violations of democratic rights may have been reduced in advanced Western societies, a variety of other problems and opportunities have emerged and multiplied the reasons and possibilities for protest. Acts of Dissent: New Developments in the Study of Protest examines some of those problems, progressing from methodological issues, to discussions of the part that the mass media plays in protest, finally to several case studies of protests in different contexts.