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Protest Beyond Borders

Contentious Politics in Europe since 1945

Edited by Hara Kouki and Eduardo Romanos

256 pages, 6 figures, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-84545-747-1 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (March 2011)

ISBN  978-1-78238-117-4 $34.95/£24.00 Pb Published (August 2013)

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“This is a wide ranging and informative study…The essays are well presented [and], intrinsically interesting.”  ·  Ruth Kinna, Loughborough University

“The mixture of historical and contemporary accounts and perspectives constitutes an original and much needed approach to the study of social movements.”   ·  Peo Hansen, Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO) at Linköping University, Sweden

The protest movements that followed the Second World War have recently become the object of study for various disciplines; however, the exchange of ideas between research fields, and comparative research in general, is lacking. An international and interdisciplinary dialogue is vital to not only describe the similarities and differences between the single national movements but also to evaluate how they contributed to the formation and evolution of a transnational civil society in Europe. This volume undertakes this challenge as well as questions some major assumptions of post-1945 protest and social mobilization both in Western and Eastern Europe. Historians, political scientists, sociologists and media studies scholars come together and offer insights into social movement research beyond conventional repertoires of protest and strictly defined periods, borders and paradigms, offering new perspectives on past and present processes of social change of the contemporary world.

Hara Kouki is a historian and a PhD candidate in the Law Department at Birkbeck College, London. She has co-edited The Greek Crisis and European Modernity (Palgrave, 2013). Previous affiliated researcher with ELIAMEP (Athens, Greece), Hara currently holds a Research Assistant position at the European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence, Italy.

Eduardo Romanos is a Ramón y Cajal Fellow in the Department of Sociology I at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He received his PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence.

Series: Volume 5, Protest, Culture & Society
Subject: Postwar History
Area: Europe

LC: D843.P75 2011

BL: YC.2011.a.7834

BISAC: POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE/General; HIS010000 HISTORY/Europe/General; HIS037070 HISTORY/Modern/20th Century

BIC: JP Politics & government; HBJD European history


List of Figures
Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Martin Klimke and Joachim Scharloth

Introduction: Transnational Approaches to Social Mobilization in Europe since 1945. An Introduction
Hara Kouki and Eduardo Romanos


Chapter 1. Extraparliamentary Entanglements: Framing Peace in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1945-1974
Andrew Oppenheimer

Chapter 2. The Prague Spring and the ‘Gypsy Question’: A Transnational Challenge to the Socialist State
Celia Donert

Chapter 3. Human Rights as a Transnational Vocabulary of Protest: Campaigning against the Political Abuse of Psychiatry in the Soviet Union
Hara Kouki


Chapter 4. Stairway to Heaven or Highway to Hell? Ambivalent Europeanization and Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe
Aron Buzogány

Chapter 5. Communicating Dissent. Diversity of Expression in the Protest against the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm
Simon Teune

Chapter 6. Digitalized Anti-corporate Campaigns: Towards a New Era of Transnational Protest?
Johanna Niesyto


Chapter 7. Processes of Dynamic Social Movement Development. From ‘British Rights for British Citizens’ to ‘British Out’: The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement, 1960s-1972
Lorenzo Bosi

Chapter 8. Anarchism, Franco’s Dictatorship and Postwar Europe: High-risk Mobilization and Ideological Change
Eduardo Romanos

Chapter 9. Organizational Communication of Intermediaries in Flux: An Analytical Framework
Dominik Lachenmeier


Chapter 10. The Role of Dissident-Intellectuals in the Formation of Civil Society in (Post)Communist East-Central Europe
Mariya Ivancheva

Chapter 11. Globalization and the Transformation of National Protest Politics: An Appetizer
Swen Hutter

Afterword: Social Movement Studies and Transnationalization: An Uneasy Relation or a Happy Start? An Afterword
Donatella Della Porta

Notes on Contributors

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