This emphasis examines the role of social movements as a new form of collective action and political expression in established democracies and developing nations.

CONVENORS: David Meyer, David Snow

Edwin Amenta
Professor, Sociology, UC Irvine

Russell Dalton
Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine

Martha Feldman
Professor, Social Ecology, UC Irvine

David Frank
Associate Professor, Sociology, UC Irvine

Claire Kim
Associate Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine

David S. Meyer
Professor, Sociology, UC Irvine

Francesca Polletta
Associate Professor, Sociology, UC Irvine

Belinda Robnett-Olsen
Associate Professor, Sociology, UC Irvine
Evan Schofer
Associate Professor, Sociology, UC Irvine

David Snow
Professor, Sociology, UC Irvine

Judith Stepan-Norris
Professor, Sociology, UC Irvine

Yang Su
Assistant Professor, Sociology, UC Irvine

Carole Uhlaner
Associate Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine


Mario Diani
University of Trento, Italy

Shizheng Feng
Renmin University, China

P.G. Klandermans
Vrije University, Amsterdam

Mayer Zald
University of Michigan


Local Resistance and the State in Reformed China
Social Movement Sequences
African Americans, Identity and Political Participation in the Post-1960s Era
Demonstrations in the Vietnamese-American Community
Comparative Social Movements


Social Movements, Public Policy, and Democracy
Democracy, Violence, and Cities: New Segregations and Changes in Public Space
Greening X: Environmental Politics and Policy

Beyond Regression in Social Sciences: The Need for Predicitve Models (Oxford Press, 2008)
Edwin Amenta. Professer Baseball: Searching for Redemption and the Perfect Lineup on the Softball Diamonds of Central Park (University of Chicago Press, 2007)
David S. Meyer, Politics of Protests: Social Movements in America (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007)
Russell J. Dalton and Hans-Dieter Klingemann, eds. Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007) 992 pp.
David Snow, J. Lofland, L. Anderson, and L. Lofland, Analyzing Social Settings: A Guide to Qualitative Observations and Analysis (Wadsworth Publishing, 2006)
David Snow et al. eds. The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements. (Blackwell, 2003).
David Meyer, Nancy Whittier, and Belinda Robnett, editors. Social Movements: Identity, Culture, and the State. (Oxford University Press, 2002).
Russell Dalton, Paula Garb, Nicholas Lovrich, John Pierce, and John Whiteley, Critical Masses: Citizen's, Nuclear Weapons Production, and Environmental Destruction in the United States and Russia. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 1999).


Russell J. Dalton, Doh C. Shin and Willy Jou, Popular Conceptions of the Meaning of Democracy: Democratic Understanding in Unlikely Places (CSD-07-03)
Thomas Bernstein, Unrest in Rural China: A 2003 Assessment (CSD04-13)
Nhu-Ngoc Ong and David Meyer, Protest and Political Incorporation: Vietnamese American Protests, 1975-2001 (CSD04-08)
Yang Su, State Sponsorship or State Failure? Mass Killings in Rural China, 1967-68 (CSD03-06)
David Meyer, Social Movements and Public Policy: Eggs, Chicken, and Theory (CSD03-02)
Louis Desipio, Immigrant Organizing, Civic Outcomes: Civic Engagement, Political Activity, National Attachment, and Identity in Latino Immigrant Communities (CSD02-08)
Ken'ichi Ikeda, Social Capital and Social Communication in Japan: Political Participation and Tolerance (CSD02-06)
David Snow, Collective Identity and Expressive Forms (CSD01-07)


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