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Citizenship Rights and Social Movements: A Comparative and Statistical Analysis

Joe Foweraker and Todd Landman

Abstract

Collective action in modern history has come to be defined by people fighting for their rights. This study identifies the main connections made between collective action and individual rights, in theory and history, and sets out to test them in the comparative context of modernising authoritarian regimes in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Spain. The study employs new evidence and innovative methods to illuminate the political relationship between social mobilisation and the language of rights, and shows that the fight for rights is fundamental to the achievement of democracy. In large measure it is ... More

Keywords: collective action, individual rights, modernising authoritarian regimes, political relationship, social mobilisation, fight for rights, democracy, democratic advance, Robert Putman, good behaviour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780199240463
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240463.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joe Foweraker, author
University of Essex

Todd Landman, author
University of Essex

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