States and Social Movements
February 2011, Polity
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"States & Social Movements is not only timely, but also timeless, as it presents a blueprint of political protest that is equally relevant for the 18th century Western states, as for the globalised world of today."
London School of Economics and Political Science blog
"Globalization has not reduced the importance of the state for social movements as actors of a politics by other means. In this clearly written and well-researched volume, Hank Johnston builds upon the best scholarship on social movements, adding an innovative perspective in particular on the dynamics of protest in non-democratic regimes and democratizing polities."
Donatella Della Porta, European University Institute
"Movements shape states, and states shape movements. Hank Johnston adds depth and nuance to this insight by examining a wide range of state forms and political protest - including revolutionary movements and transnational activism. Along the way, he provides a lucid overview of different theoretical perspectives on movements. The result is an excellent short introduction to social movement studies."
Jeff Goodwin, New York University
"This book is an outstanding synthesis of a diverse and difficult body of work. It is unique among surveys of social movements in balancing coverage of protests in both democratic and authoritarian societies, in its even-handed treatment of the relations between globalization and protest, and in giving substantial and well thought out space to revolutions."
Jack A. Goldstone, George Mason University