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Handbook of Political Citizenship and Social Movements

Edited by Hein-Anton van der Heijden, formerly University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
This Handbook uniquely collates the results of several decades of academic research in these two important fields. The expert contributions successively address the different forms of political citizenship and current approaches and recent developments in social movement studies. Salient social movements in recent history are explored in depth, covering the environmental, women’s, international human rights, urban, Tea Party, and animal rights movements. Social movements and political citizenship in the ‘global South’: China, India, Africa, and the Arab World, are discussed, presenting a novel empirical insight into these fields of study.
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Publication Date: 2014
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Since the 1960s, social movements and political citizenship have become buzzwords not only in social and political life but also in social and political science. The impact of the environmental and women’s movements, and the advance of multicultural, European and cosmopolitan citizenship in modern history are cases in point.

The study of citizenship traditionally refers to the individual dimension of social and political behavior. Social movement studies, however, refer to the collective dimension of such behavior. Despite distinct trajectories in their theoretical development, the social movement and citizenship paradigms converge where social movements are viewed as collective forms of political citizenship. This Handbook uniquely collates results of several decades of academic research in these two fields. The expert contributions successively address the different forms of political citizenship and current approaches and recent developments in social movement studies. Salient social movements in recent history are explored in depth, covering the environmental, women’s, international human rights, urban, Tea Party, and animal rights movements. Social movements and political citizenship in the ‘global South’: China, India, Africa, and the Arab World, are discussed, presenting a novel empirical insight into these fields of study.

Social scientists, MA and PhD students conducting research in social movements and citizenship, at a theoretical and empirical level, will benefit from the authoritative assessment of forms of political citizenship and major developments in social movement studies.
‘This new Handbook edited by Hein-Anton van der Heijden systematically presents the literature on social movements and citizenship. It provides a valuable resource for scholars working in both fields, and is useful for faculty and students alike. Most importantly, by bringing together key authors from both fields, this edited volume encourages research linking the two fields, and thus it could provide the basis for a new research agenda that bridges the focus on the microlevel in citizenship research with the meso- or macrolevel foci typical of the social movement literature. The book covers a breadth of research. . . familiar with one or both fields. This volume takes the contributions of citizenship research and applies them to the study of social movements, thereby moving scholarship beyond divisive distinctions between institutional and non-institutional participation.’
– Swen Hutter and Jasmine Lorenzini, Mobilization

‘Enhanced with the inclusion of a fifty-one page Index, the Handbook of Political Citizenship and Social Movements is an essential addition to academic library Political Science reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists.’
– Midwest Book Review

‘Social movement and citizenship studies have distinct trajectories of development, but Van der Heijden clearly argues that the fields share much ground in common. What's more, he sucessfully accomplishes the goal stated in the volume's introduction: to bridge or narrow the gap between the two literatures "in order to lay the foundations for a social science research program that would do more justice to social and political reality"’
– J.J. Reed, Choice

‘This outstanding Handbook establishes the relationship between political citizenship and social movements as an area of study. As an in-depth and well-conceived source for beginners, experienced scholars and students alike, it provides theoretically rich, methodologically diverse, and empirically wide-ranging chapters on political struggles over citizenship. Moreover, the bridging between sociological and political theories of movements and citizenship reveals both in a different light.’
– Engin Isin, The Open University

‘Overall, this rich Handbook provides a useful theorisation of many emerging political phenomena.’
– Political Studies
Contributors: E. Ashbee, J. Bohman, P. Bond, A.M. Clark, R.J. Dalton, P. Danyi, J. Earl, B. Edwards, E. Evans, H. Flam, R.K. Garrett, S. Griggs, P. Hamel, D. Howarth, J. Hunt, M. Kane, D. Kapoor, S. MacGregor, N. Massoumi, N. Meer, R. Meijer, D.S. Meyer, S. Monro, L. Munro, E.D.H. Olsen, M. Reddy, J. Reger, D. Richardson, C. Scholl, S. Tijsterman, H-A. Van der Heijden, P. Wood, L. Xie












Contents:

1. Introduction: Linking Political Citizenship and Social Movements
Hein-Anton van der Heijden

PART I: POLITICAL CITIZENSHIP: APPROACHES AND FORMS
2. Political Citizenship: Mapping the Terrain
Russell J. Dalton

3. Republican Citizenship
James Bohman

4. Citizenship, Gender and Sexuality
Surya Monro and Diane Richardson

5. Multicultural Citizenship
Narzanin Massoumi and Nasar Meer

6. Ecological Citizenship
Sherilyn MacGregor

7. Urban Citizenship
Patricia Burke Wood

8. European Citizenship
Espen D.H. Olsen

9. Global and Cosmopolitan Citizenship
Sebastiaan Tijsterman

PART II: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS: CURRENT APPROACHES AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
10. Resource Mobilization and Social and Political Movements
Bob Edwards and Melinda Kane

11. The New Social Movement Approach
Christian Scholl

12. Citizenship, Political Opportunities and Social Movements
David S. Meyer and Erin Evans

13. Poststructuralism, Social Movements and Citizen Politics
Steven Griggs and David Howarth

14. Social Movements and Emotions
Helena Flam

15. The Transnationalization of Social Movements
Movindri Reddy

16. Social Movements and the ICT-Revolution
Jennifer Earl, Jayson Hunt and R. Kelly Garrett

PART III: CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
17. The Environmental Movement
Hein-Anton van der Heijden

18. The Women’s Movement
Jo Reger

19. The International Human Rights Movement
Ann Marie Clark and Paul Danyi

20. Urban Social Movements
Pierre Hamel

21. The Tea Party Movement
Edward Ashbee

22. The Animal Rights Movement
Lyle Munro

PART IV: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND POLITICAL CITIZENSHIP IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH
23. Social Movements and Political Citizenship in China
Lei Xie

24. Social Movements in India
Dip Kapoor

25. Social Movements and Political Citizenship in Africa
Patrick Bond

26. Political Citizenship and Social Movements in the Arab World
Roel Meijer

Index