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  • Contention and Democracy in Europe, 1650?2000by Charles Tilly

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    This book is an analysis of the relationship between democratization and contentious politics. more...

  • Democracyby Charles Tilly

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 21.00

    This book makes the case for recasting current theories of democracy, democratization and de-democratization. more...

  • Trust and Ruleby Charles Tilly

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 24.00

    This 2005 book provides an essential background to the explanation of democratization and de-democratization. more...

  • Credit and Blameby Charles Tilly

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    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... more...

  • Regimes and Repertoiresby Charles Tilly

    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 governments... more...

  • Why?by Charles Tilly

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    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...

  • Stories, Identities, and Political Changeby Charles Tilly

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 38.99

    This book tackles fundamental questions about the nature of personal, political, and national identities and their linkage to big events_revolutions, social movements, democratization, and other processes of political and social change. Tilly focuses on the role of stories, as means of creating personal identity, but also as explanations, true or false,... more...

  • The Politics of Collective Violenceby Charles Tilly

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 24.00

    This book, first published in 2003, attempts to explain collective violence and to identify the best ways to mitigate it. more...

  • La France contesteby Charles Tilly

    Fayard 1986; Not Available

    De 1600 à nos jours, la France n'a jamais cessé de connaître, avec une intensité variable selon les époques, des agitations populaires. Charles Tilly s'est attaché à restituer dans toute son ampleur l'histoire de ces groupements de personnes agissant ensemble, réunies par des griefs et des espoirs communs, défendant des intérêts partagés. Ces actions... more...

  • Durable Inequalityby Charles Tilly

    University of California Press 1998; US$ 31.95

    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...