Waves of Protest Popular Struggle in el Salvador, 1925-2005

ISBN-10: 0816649324

ISBN-13: 9780816649327

Edition: 2008

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Description: One of the first longitudinal studies of collective resistance in the developing world, Waves of Protestexamines large-scale contentious action in El Salvador during critical eras in the countryrsquo;s history. nbsp; Providing a compelling analysis of the massive waves of protests from the early twentieth century to the present in El Salvador, Paul D. Almeida fully chronicles one of the largest and most successful campaigns against globalization and privatization in the Americas. Drawing on original protest data from newspapers and other archival sources, Almeida makes an impassioned argument that regime liberalization organizes civil society and, conversely, acts of state-sponsored repression radicalize society. He correlates the ebb and flow of protest waves to the changes in regime liberalization and subsequent de-democratization and back to liberalization. nbsp; Almeida shows how institutional access and competitive elections create opportunity for civic organizations that become radicalized when authoritarianism increases, resulting at times in violent protest campaigns that escalate to revolutionary levels. In doing so, he brings negative political conditions and threats to the forefront as central forces driving social movement activity and popular contention in the developing world. nbsp; Paul D. Almeida is assistant professor of sociology at Texas A&M University. He is coeditor with Hank Johnston of Latin American Social Movements: Globalization, Democratization, and Transnational Networks.

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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 2/21/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

Acknowledgments
Acronyms
Introduction: El Salvador and Popular Mobilization in the Global South
Liberalization, Intimidation, and Globalization
Regime Openings and Violent Closings, 1925-62
Renewed Liberalization and Mass Mobilization, 1962-72
The State Giveth and the State Taketh Away (Again), 1972-81
Mobilization by Globalization: El Salvador under Neoliberalism
The Sequencing of Third World Struggle
Data and Methods
Notes
Works Cited
Index
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