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Party Responses to Social Movements
Challenges and Opportunities
Daniela R. Piccio
218 pages, 15 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78920-153-6 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (March 2019)
eISBN 978-1-78920-154-3 eBook
“The book is clear, well written, and well documented, and deals with an innovative and rather understudied topic…[It] is without a doubt an excellent work, one that significantly contributes to our knowledge of both parties and movements, and their relationships. It is highly recommended reading for graduate students and researchers from various disciplines and especially those working on social movements’ impact on the political process. Besides this, it will be also a model for other studies on different cases and it will help to develop further comparative analysis.” • Análise Social
“Piccio’s work is a fine empirical study that will fill an important gap in the scholarly literature on parties and movements. It is clearly written, very well-organized, and is designed in a way that generates stimulating and suggestive comparisons.” • John Markoff, University of Pittsburgh
“A pleasant and interesting read with a well-thought out design. Party Responses to Social Movements is an accessible and interesting read on an understudied topic. It is well-conceived and its approach to its subject matter is both careful and convincing.” • Bert Klandermans, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Across the West, the explosion of social movement activity since the late 1960s has constituted a “participatory revolution” that has posed profound challenges for formal political parties. Through an analysis of new interviews, institutional documents, and a host of other largely unexploited sources, Daniela R. Piccio provides a rich and empirically grounded exploration of the wide-ranging responses to these movements. Focusing on Italy and the Netherlands since the 1970s, Party Responses to Social Movements demonstrates how political parties have incorporated the demands of movements to a surprising extent, even as both have grappled with fundamental and inevitable tensions between their respective roles and aims.
Daniela R. Piccio is post-doctoral fellow at the University of Torino. She studied political science at the Università degli Studi di Roma Tre and Leiden University, and she received her doctorate from the European University Institute in Florence. Her main research interests include political representation, political parties, and their relationship with the citizens and the state.