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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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Institutional Legacies

Institutional Legacies

Chapter:
(p.54) Chapter 3 Institutional Legacies
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Legacies and Memories in Movements
Author(s):

Donatella della Porta

Massimiliano Andretta

Tiago Fernandes

Eduardo Romanos

Markos Vogiatzoglou

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190860936.003.0003

Chapter 3 addresses the institutional legacy (that is, the set of formal and informal rules that regulate the exercise of power in a political regime) of the transition to democracy, particularly those institutional dimensions that are more relevant for social movements—what social movement studies have defined as political opportunities. After setting the theoretical framework by specifying the main qualities of democracy the research has addressed, the chapter covers the legal and constitutional provisions on civil (especially protest) rights, political rights (right to resistance, majoritarian versus consensual assets), and social rights as well as practices—particularly with regard to protest, citizens’ participation, protest policing, and concertation.

Keywords:   legacy, memory, transition, social movement, citizenship rights, contentious politics, Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal

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