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Breaking down the state: protestors engaged

Breaking down the state: protestors engaged

Jasper, James M., editor; Duyvendak, Jan Willem, editor

"In this important book, Jan Willem Duyvendak and James M. Jasper bring together an internationally acclaimed group of contributors to demonstrate the complexities of the social and political spheres in various areas of public policy. By breaking down the state into the players who really make decisions and pursue coherent strategies, these essays provide new perspectives on the interactions between political protestors and the many parts of the state--from courts, political parties, and legislators to police, armies, and intelligence services. By analyzing politics as the interplay of various players within structured arenas, Breaking Down the State provides an innovative look at law and order versus opposing movements in countries across the globe"--Provided by publisher

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Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press 2015

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Statement of responsibility: edited by Jan Willem Duyvendak and James M. Jasper
ISBN: 9048525381, 9789048525386, 9789089647597
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (246 pages).
Other Number: 10.5117/9789089647597
Series: Protest and social movements
Subject: Social movements.; Political sociology.; Politics and government.; Protest; Political activism.; Protest movements.; Demonstrations and protest movements.; SOCIAL SCIENCE General.; Political participation.; Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.; The state; Political science.; State, The.; Order.; Strategy; Players; Social movements; Arenas
Series Title: Protest and social movements.


  1. Introduction : players and arenas formerly known as the state / James M. Jasper
  2. The courts : criminal trials as strategic arenas / Brian Doherty and Graeme Hayes
  3. Political parties and legislators : an American perspective / Katherine Krimmel
  4. The military : the mutual determination of strategy in Ireland, 1912-1921 / Ian Roxborough
  5. Liberal violence : strategies of repression in transitional regimes / Vince Boudreau
  6. The United Nations : gay versus anti-gay players in transnational contention / Clifford Bob
  7. Conclusion : simplicity vs. complexity in the analysis of social movements / Jack A. Goldstone.