Social Movements, Political Violence, and the State

A Comparative Analysis of Italy and Germany

Donatella della Porta
eISBN-13: 9780511834950

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This book presents empirical research on the nature and structure of political violence. While most studies of social movements focus on single - nations, Donatella della Porta uses a comparative research design to analyse movements in two countries - Italy and Germany - from the 1960s to the 1990s. Through extensive usage of official documents and in-depth interviews, della Porta is able to explain the actors' construction of external political reality. The empirical data are used to build a middle-range theory of political violence that incorporates an analysis of the interactions between social movements and the state at the macro-level, an analysis of the development of radical organizations as entrepreneurs for political violence at the meso-level, and an analysis of the construction of 'militant' identities and countercultures at the micro-level.

Sold By Cambridge University Press
ISBNs 9780521473965, 9780521473965, 0511834950, 9780511834950
Language eng
Number of Pages 290