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The History of Social Movements in Global Perspective : A Survey


Social movements have shaped and are shaping modern societies
around the globe; this is evident when we look at examples such as the Arab
Spring, Spain’s Indignados and the wider Occupy movement. In this volume,
experts analyse the ‘classic’ and new social movements from a uniquely global
perspective and offer insights in current theoretical discussions on social
mobilisation. Chapters are devoted both to the study of continental
developments of social movements going back to the nineteenth century and ranging
to the present day, and to an emphasis on the transnational dimension of these
movements. Interdisciplinary and truly international, this book is an
essential text on social movements for historians, political scientists,
sociologists, philosophers and social scientists.