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

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 24.00

    This 2004 book is an analysis of the relationship between democratization and contentious politics. more...

  • Trust and Ruleby Charles Tilly

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 23.00

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Democracyby Charles Tilly

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 20.00

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

  • Remapping Memoryby Jonathan Boyarin; Charles Tilly

    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...