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Party Responses to Social Movements
Challenges and Opportunities
224 pages, 15 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78920-153-6 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Not Yet Published (February 2019)
eISBN 978-1-78920-154-3 eBook Not Yet Published
“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 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the University of Torino. From 2010 to 2014, she worked as a Research Associate at Leiden University. 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.
Subject: Sociology Peace & Conflict Studies
List of Tables and Figures
List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1. Politics Beyond Parties
Chapter 2. Social Movements and the Traditional Left: A Cautious Reception
Chapter 3. “And Yes It Moves!”: The Unexpected Response of Centrist Parties to Social Movements
Conclusion: It Was the Effort
Appendix I: Election Outcomes and Government Coalitions
Appendix II: List of Consulted Documents
Appendix III: Social Movements’ Themes in Party Manifestos
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