Street Citizens: Protest Politics and Social Movement Activism in the Age of Globalization (Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics) (Paperback)

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What are protest politics and social movement activism today? What are their main features? To what extent can street citizens be seen as a force driving social and political change? Through analyses of original survey data on activists themselves, Marco Giugni and Maria T. Grasso explain the character of contemporary protest politics that we see today - the diverse motivations, social characteristics, values and networks that draw activists to engage politically to tackle the pressing social problems of our time. The study analyzes left-wing protest culture as well as the characteristics of protest politics, from the motivations of street citizens to how they become engaged in demonstrations to the causes they defend and the issues they promote, from their mobilizing structures to their political attitudes and values, as well as other key aspects such as their sense of identity within social movements, their perceived effectiveness, and the role of emotions for protest participation.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781108469265
ISBN-10: 1108469264
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: December 31st, 2018
Pages: 356
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics