Breaking Down the State
Breaking Down the State
Protestors Engaged
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Introduction: Players and Arenas Formerly Known as the State. By James M. Jasper Part One: The Rules of Law Chapter 1: The Courts: Criminal Trials as Strategic Arenas: Graeme Hayes and Brian Doherty Chapter 2: Political Parties and Legislators: Kate Krimmel Chapter 3: Political Parties in Latin America: Hélène Combes Chapter 4: Contentious governance: Local governmental players as social movement actors: Christian Broer and Imrat Verhoeven Part Two: The Forces of Order Chapter 5: The Police: Donatella della Porta and K?vanç Atak Chapter 6: Armies and Militia: Ian Roxborough Chapter 7: Infiltrators: David Cunningham and Roberto Soto-Carrion Chapter 8: Dictators: Vince Boudreau Part Three: International Orders Chapter 9: Opposed Movements in International arenas: Gay vs. Anti-Gay Players in the United Nations Arena Clifford Bob Conclusion: Jan Willem Duyvendak and James M. Jasper

Jan Willem Duyvendak, James Jasper (eds)

Breaking Down the State

Protestors Engaged

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 provide new perspectives on the interactions between political protestors and the many parts of the state“from courts, political parties, and legislators to police, armies, and intelligence services. By analyzing politics as the interplay of various players within structured arenas, Breaking Down the State provides an innovative look at law and order versus opposition movements in countries across the globe.

Jan Willem Duyvendak

Jan Willem Duyvendak is sociologist at the University of Amsterdam. He has written a number of books on recent social movements, and is the co-editor of AUP's new book series, Protest and Social Movements.

James Jasper

James M. Jasper is a sociologist at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has each written a number of books on recent social movements, and is the co-editor of AUP's book series, Protest and Social Movements.