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Legacies and Memories in MovementsJustice and Democracy in Southern Europe$
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Donatella della Porta, Massimiliano Andretta, Tiago Fernandes, Eduardo Romanos, and Markos Vogiatzoglou

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190860936

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190860936.001.0001

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Past and Present

Past and Present

History as Resource and Constraint for Social Movements

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Past and Present
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Legacies and Memories in Movements
Author(s):

Donatella della Porta

Massimiliano Andretta

Tiago Fernandes

Eduardo Romanos

Markos Vogiatzoglou

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190860936.003.0001

The introductory chapter discusses the concepts of legacy and memory and suggests ways to use them in an analysis of long-term effects of movement participation in the transition to democracy on future generations of movements. First, it looks at the ways in which paths of transitions, with particular attention to movement participation in them, have long-term effects on movements to come by creating institutional change. Second, it considers some ways of looking at past eventful protests as mnemonic resources and constraints for social movements. After doing that, the chapter also introduces the research design and presents the remainder of the volume.

Keywords:   legacy, memory, transition, critical juncture, social movement, contentious politics, Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal

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