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  • The Art of Moral Protestby James M. Jasper

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    In The Art of Moral Protest , James Jasper integrates diverse examples of protest—from nineteenth-century boycotts to recent movements—into a distinctive new understanding of how social movements work. Jasper highlights their creativity, not only in forging new morals but in adopting courses of action and inventing organizational forms. "A provocative... more...

  • Getting Your Wayby James M. Jasper

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    Getting other people to do what we want is a useful skill for anyone. Whether you’re seeking a job, negotiating a deal, or angling for that big promotion, you’re engaged in strategic thought and action. In such moments, you imagine what might be going on in another person’s head and how they’ll react to what you do or say. At the same time,... more...

  • Restless Nationby James M. Jasper

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    In Restless Nation , James M. Jasper isolates a narrative that lies very close to the core of the American character. From colonial times to the present day, Americans have always had a deep-rooted belief in the "fresh start"—a belief that still has Americans moving from place to place faster than the citizens of any other nation. more...

  • Nuclear Politicsby James M. Jasper

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.41

    Why did nuclear energy policies in France, Sweden, and the United States, very similar at the time of the oil crisis of 1973 and 1974, diverge so greatly in the following years? In answering this question, James Jasper challenges one of the most popular trends in political analysis: explanations relying exclusively on political and economic structures... more...

  • Protestby James M. Jasper

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.46

    Every day around the world there are dozens of protests both large and small. Most groups engage the local police, some get media attention, and a few are successful. Who are these people? What do they want? What do they do to get it? What effects do they ultimately have on our world? In this lively and compelling book, James Jasper, an international... more...

  • Contention in Contextby James M. Jasper; Jeff Goodwin

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    This book examines and criticizes recent research on social movements, in particular the strengths and limitations of political opportunity structures as a theoretical tool. more...

  • The Social Movements Readerby Jeff Goodwin; James M. Jasper

    Wiley 2014; US$ 49.45

    Providing a unique blend of cases, concepts, and essential readings The Social Movements Reader, Third Edition, delivers key classic and contemporary articles and book selections from around the world. Includes the latest research on contemporary movements in the US and abroad, including the Arab spring, Occupy, and the global justice movement... more...

  • Passionate Politicsby Jeff Goodwin; James M. Jasper; Francesca Polletta

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Emotions are back. Once at the center of the study of politics, emotions have receded into the shadows during the past three decades, with no place in the rationalistic, structural, and organizational models that dominate academic political analysis. With this new collection of essays, Jeff Goodwin, James M. Jasper, and Francesca Polletta reverse... more...

  • Players and Arenasby James M Jasper; Jan Willem Duyvendak

    Amsterdam University Press 2015; US$ 104.99

    Players and Arenas brings together a diverse group of experts to examine the interactions between political protestors and the many strategic players they encounter, such as cultural institutions, religious organizations, and the mass media—as well as potential allies, competitors, recruits, and funders. Discussing protestors and players as they... more...

  • Breaking Down the Stateby Jan Willem Duyvendak; James M. Jasper

    Amsterdam University Press 2015; US$ 98.99

    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... more...