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- University of California Press 1998; US$ 29.95
Charles Tilly, in this eloquent manifesto, presents a powerful new approach to the study of persistent social inequality. How, he asks, do long-lasting, systematic inequalities in life chances arise, and how do they come to distinguish members of different socially defined categories of persons? Exploring representative paired and unequal categories,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95
In his eye-opening book Why? , world-renowned social scientist Charles Tilly exposed some startling truths about the excuses people make and the reasons they give. Now he's back with further explorations into the complexities of human relationships, this time examining what's really going on when we assign credit or cast blame. Everybody does it,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00
The means by which people protest—that is, their repertoires of contention—vary radically from one political regime to the next. Highly capable undemocratic regimes such as China's show no visible signs of popular social movements, yet produce many citizen protests against arbitrary, predatory government. Less effective and undemocratic... more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 23.95
Why? is a book about the explanations we give and how we give them--a fascinating look at the way the reasons we offer every day are dictated by, and help constitute, social relationships. Written in an easy-to-read style by distinguished social historian Charles Tilly, the book explores the manner in which people claim, establish, negotiate, repair,... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 60.00
An intriguing collection of essays offering a new way of understanding how the politics of space, time and memory are negotiated to bring people to terms with their history. Space, time and memory are addressed in relation to an event either of historical significance, like the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, or cultural significance, like... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 75.00
Essays on labour conflicts in major industrialized countries before, during and after World War I. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 24.00
This book is an analysis of the relationship between democratization and contentious politics that builds upon the model set forth in the pathbreaking book, Dynamics of Contention. The book shows how similar recurrent casual mechanisms in different combinations, sequences, and initial conditions produced contrasting trajectories toward and away from... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 70.50
We have all witnessed social movements and felt their effects?some subtle, others profound. This volume brings together well-known scholars to assess the impact of such movements over time in different countries, and on various segments of society. more...