Just published Palgrave, edited by Berch Berberoglu, this handbook addresses some of the key issues related to the nature and dynamics of social movements and revolutions as the basis for the transformation of society. It provides the latest research and analysis on a variety of social movements on a global scale, with focus on major social movements and revolutions of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
Moreover, the social movements selected for study in the Handbook are chosen for their historical significance and impact on struggles around the world. Thus, this work is an inquiry into the nature and dynamics of social movements, revolutions, and social transformations that have had a major impact on society and social structure, so we can better understand the sources of political power and the process of social transformations to affect change.
The thread that runs through each of the contributions that make up the Handbook, especially in the analysis of the major social movements that are taken up for study, is the class nature of the state and the class forces involved in the various social movements confronting the state. Applying class analysis to the study of social movements and revolutions provides us with a clear understanding of the nature and dynamics of the process that has been unfolding in societies experiencing conditions that lead to social change. Here of special importance is the class basis of the various social movements and the class identity and ideology of the organizations and leadership of these movements, as well as the level of class consciousness and political awareness of the social forces that have been mobilizing and fighting for their liberation.
- 1 Introduction: Dynamics of Social Movements, Revolution, and Social Transformation by Berch Berberoglu
- 2 Classical and Contemporary Conventional Theories of Social Movements by Clayton D. Peoples
- 3 Methodological Approaches to Movement Waves and the Making of History by Ben Manski
- 4 The Marxist Theory of Social Movements, Revolution, and Social Transformation by Berch Berberoglu
- 5 Twentieth-Century Socialist Revolutions and Their Class Components: Russia, China, Cuba, and Vietnam by James F. Petras
- 6 Repression, Resistance, and Development of the Labor Movement in the United States by Andrew Kolin
- 7 Decade of Turbulence: Social Movements and Rebellion in the 1960s by Alan J. Spector
- 8 Neoliberalism and Social Movements in Latin America: Mobilizing the Resistance by James F. Petras and Henry Veltmeyer
- 9 Neoliberalism, State Repression and the Rise of Social Protest in Africa by Patrick Bond
- 10 The Naxalite Movement, the Oppressive State, and the Revolutionary Struggle in India by Ashok Kumbamu
- 11 Neoliberalism, Contentious Politics, and the Rise of Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia by Walden Bello
- 12 Nationalism and Nationalist Movements in the Age of Neoliberal Globalization by Berch Berberoglu
- 13 Global Justice Movements: Past, Present, and Future by Lauren Langman and Tova Benski
- 14 Neoliberalism, the Global Capitalist Crisis, and the Occupy Wall Street Movement by Levin Welch
- 15 Neoliberal Globalization and Transnational Women’s Movements in the Early Twenty-First Century by Ligaya Lindio-McGovern
- 16 Social Movements and New Technology: The Dynamics of Cyber Activism in the Digital Age by Victoria Carty and Francisco G. Reynoso Barron
- 17 System Change, Not Climate Change: Radical Social Transformation in the Twenty-First Century by John Foran
- 18 Global Social Movements and World Revolutions in the Twenty-First Century by Christopher Chase-Dunn and Sandor Nagy
- 19 Conclusion: Socialism in Our Time? The Prospects for Socialism in the Twenty-First Century by Berch Berberoglu
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