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Protest and Social Movements in the Developing World

Edited by Shinichi Shigetomi, Faculty of International Studies, Meijigakuin University and Kumiko Makino, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan
In this insightful book, the contributors focus on the impact of contextual factors on social movements in the developing world, pushing major existing theories beyond their traditional focus.
In Association with the Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO
Extent: 256 pp
Hardback Price: $128.00 Web: $115.20
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 978 1 84844 362 4
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In this insightful book, the contributors focus on the impact of contextual factors on social movements in the developing world, pushing major existing theories beyond their traditional focus.

With wide coverage of the developing world, leading academics explore a variety of forms and mechanisms of social movement. They present discussions on resource and institutional endowment for mobilization in Colombia and Thailand, and explore the structure behind political opportunities in Argentina, China and South Africa. The history and reality of identity-making in India, Mexico and Nigeria are also examined.

Presenting novel analytical frameworks to study social movements in developing countries, this book will be warmly welcomed by academics and researchers with an interest in sociology, development and political science. It will also strongly appeal to social movement activists.
‘This is a useful book and an important contribution to the literature on social movements and civil society. . . It will be very helpful for those who understand social movement theory but need an orientation to developing societies. . . This book will also be useful to advanced graduate students in sociology, economics, and political science. The case studies could be excellent teaching tools. This would be a good text for a course on social movements. Protests and Social Movements in the Developing World will add new dimensions to your work on social movements. It is a book that every social movement scholar will want on their bookshelf.’
– John McNutt, Voluntas

‘Protest and Social Movements in the Developing World is aimed at scholars and social movement activists. Its innovative framework brings a fresh angle to the academic debate on social movements, whilst its meticulous empirical detail will appeal to those involved in a wide variety of social movements. In this sense, Protest and Social Movements in the Developing World will enjoy a warm reception amongst its target audience. . . A useful book for those already well versed in this field.’
– World Entrepreneurship Society

‘Shinichi Shigetomi and Kumiko Makino have produced an important book, global in scope and incisive in its analysis of social movements in different parts of the world. It will be a major resource for scholars everywhere.’
– James Midgley, University of California, Berkeley, US
Contributors: N. Hataya, K. Makino, K. Mochizuki, M. Murayama, K. Otsuka, S. Shigetomi, K. Usami, A. Yonemura


1. Rethinking Theories on Social Movements and Development
Shinichi Shigetomi

2. Community-based Local Development and the Peace Initiative of the PDPMM in Colombia: Resource Mobilization under Extreme Conditions
Noriko Hataya

3. Institutional Readiness and Resource Dependence of Social Movements: The Case of Provincial Development Forums in Thailand
Shinichi Shigetomi

4. Strategies for Fragmentary Opportunities and Limited Resources: The Environmental Protest Movement under Communist China in Transition
Kenji Otsuka

5. Institutional Conditions for Social Movements to Engage in Formal Politics: The Case of AIDS Activism in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Kumiko Makino

6. Rethinking Political Opportunity Structure in the Argentine Unemployed and Poor People’s Movement
Koichi Usami

7. Dynamics of Ideal Values and Social Movement in a Corporatist State: Mexican Indigenous Peoples’ Movements and a Village’s Challenge
Akio Yonemura

8. Competition and Framing in the Women’s Movement in India
Mayumi Murayama

9. Opposition Movements and the Youth in Nigeria’s Oil-Producing Area: An Inquiry into Framing
Katsuya Mochizuki

10. Resources, Organizations and Institutions: Intermediaries for Social Movements in Development Context
Kumiko Makino and Shinichi Shigetomi