Ruchy Społeczne
Nazwa w j. ang.
Social Movements
Punktacja ECTS*
Profesor Steven Saxonberg
Zespół dydaktyczny
Opis kursu (cele kształcenia)
The main goals of the course are that
 Students will get a main overview over the different approaches to studying social movements,
revolutions and civil society
 Students will become familiar with the main theoretical approaches within political sociology
 Students will gain a strong enough background in social movement theory that after completing
this course they will be able to read any future scientific texts on this topic without any major
Warunki wstępne
Efekty kształcenia
Efekt kształcenia dla kursu
Odniesienie do efektów
K01 – Potrafi poszukiwać i poszerzać wiedzę oraz ma
nawyk uczenia się przez całe życie.
Forma zajęć
Ćwiczenia w grupach
Liczba godzin
Opis metod prowadzenia zajęć
Lectures and discussions.
Egzamin ustny
Praca pisemna
Udział w
Ćwiczenia w
E – learning
Formy sprawdzania efektów kształcenia
Kryteria oceny
The students must attend at least 3 of the 5 lectures and participate in the discussions.
Wykłady odbędą się w ramach umowy z zagranicznym wykładowcą, który
przeprowadzi je w formie bloku zajęć (5x3 godz.) w terminie 18-24 stycznia 2015 r.
Treści merytoryczne (wykaz tematów)
The course will consist of 15 lectures, which will include the following topics:
1. Introduction
2. Civil society
3. Semi-civil society
4. Marxism
5. Neo-Institutionalism
6. Opportunity Structures
7. Rational Choice
8. Resource Mobilization
9. Waves of protest
10. Culture
11. Frame analysis
12. Contentious Politics
13. Psychological Explanations
14. Sociology of Emotions
15. Global social movements
Wykaz literatury podstawowej
There is no required reading, but below is a list of recommended reading. The best textbook on social
movements is: della Porta, D. and Diani, Mario, 2006. Social Movements: An Introduction
Blackwell: Malden, Oxford, 2nd edition.
Wykaz literatury uzupełniającej
Suggested Reading
Civil Society:
Cohen, Jean L. and Arato, Andrew, Civil Society and Political Theory, (MIT Press, 1994)
Edwards, Michael. (2010). Civil society 2nd ed. Cambridge: Polity press.
Foley, M. W., & Edwards, B. (1996). The paradox of civil society. Journal of Democracy, 38-52.
Glenn, John K., Framing Democracy: Civil Society and Civil Movements in Eastern Europe
(Stanford University Press, 2001) 289 pages.
He, B. (1994). Dual roles of semi-civil society in Chinese democratization. Australian Journal of Political
Science, 154-171.
Hsu, C. (2011). Even Further Beyond Civil Society: The Rise of Internet-Oriented Chinese NGOs. Journal of
Civil Society, 7(1), 123-127.
Kamali, Massoud: “Civil Society and Islam: A Sociological Perspective,” European Journal of
Sociogy, No 2. 2001.
Keane, J. (1998). Civil Society: Old images, new visions. Cambridge: Polity press.
Ost, David Solidarity and the Politics of Anti-Politics (Temple University Press, 1990).
Saxonberg, Steven, The Fall: A Comparative Study of the End of Communism in Czechoslovakia, East
Germany, Hungary and Poland (Harwood/Routledge, 2001), ch. 7.
Weigle, Marcia A & Butterfield, Jim (1992) "Civil Society in Reforming Communist Regimes.
The Logic of Emergence," Comparative Politics, no. 1, pp. 1-24.
Semi-civil society:
Saxonberg, Steven, Transitions and Non-Transitions from Communism: Regime Survival in
China, Cuba, North Korea, and Vietnam (Cambridge University Press, 2013).
Several manuscripts by Saxonberg will be available to the students
Marx, Karl, Civil War in France.
Marx, Karl “Introduction,” Critique of Political Economy
Marx, Karl, 18th Brumiere of Louis Bonaparte
Marx, Karl and Engels, Friedrich, Communist Manifesto
Skocpol, Theda [1979] States and Social Revolutions. A Comparative Analysis of France, Russia,
and China, (London et al., Cambridge University Press. 1979).
Opportunity Structures:
della Porta, D. and Rucht, D. 1995. Left-Libertarian Movements in Context: A Comparison of
Italy and West Germany, in The Politics of Social Protest: Comparative Perspectives on
States and Social Movements, edited by J. C. Jenkins and B. Klandermans. London:
Routledge, 229-274.
Kitschelt, Herbert P. (1986) “Political Opportunity Structures and Political Protest: Anti-Nuclear
Movements in Four Democracies,” British Journal of Political Science, vol. 16, no. 1, pp.
Tarrow, S., 1991. “Aiming at a Moving Target”: Social Science and the Recent Rebellions in Eastern
Europe. Political Science and Politics, 24 (1), 12-20.Taylor, Michael (1988) “Rationality and
Revolutionary Collective Action” in Michael Taylor ed., Rationality and Revolution, Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press
Tarrow, S. (1998). Power in Movement. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition.
Rational Choice:
Granovetter, Mark 1978. "Threshold Models of Collective Behavior," American Journal of
Sociology. 6:1420-1443.
Hardin, Russell 1982. Collective Action. Baltimore & London: John Hopkins University Press.
Hermansson, Jörgen 1992. "Democratization of Eastern Europe: A Game Theoretic Perspective,"
Scandinavian Political Studies, nr. 3, pp. 217-233.
Karklins, Rasma & Roger Petersen (1993), Decision Calculus of Protester and Regimes: Eastern
Europe 1989 I: The Journal of Politics vol. 55, no. 3, s. 588-614 (27 s.)
Kavka, Gregory S. [1982] "Two Solutions to the Paradox of Revolution," Midwest Studies in
Philosophy, 7:455-472.
Kuran, Timur 1991. “Now out of Never. The Element of Surprise in the East European
Revolution of 1989,” World Politics. Vol. 44, pp 7-48
Taylor, Michael (1988) “Rationality and Revolutionary Collective Action” in Michael Taylor ed.,
Rationality and Revolution, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Resource Mobilization:
Edwards, Bob & McCarthy, John D. (2004), Resources and Social Movement Mobilization I:
David A. Snow, Sarah A. Soule & Hanspeter Kriesi (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to
Social Movements (Malden: Blackwell), pp. 116-152.
Fagan, A., 2004. Environment and Democracy in the Czech Republic. The Environmental
Movement in the Transition Process. Cheltenham, Northampton: Edward Elgar.
Fagan, A. and Jehlicka, P., 2003. Contours of the Czech environmental movement: A comparative
analysis of Hnuti Duha (Rainbow Movement) and Jihoceske matky (South Bohemian
Mothers) Environmental Politics, 12 (2), 49-70.
McCarthy, John D. and Zald, Mayer N. (1977) “Resource Mobilization and Social Movements: A
Partial Theory,” The American Journal of Sociology 82(6), 1212-1241.
Tilly, Charles From Mobilization to Revolution (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1978)
Waves of protest:
Tarrow, Sidney (1989) Struggle, Politics, and Reform: Collective Action, Social Movements, and
Cycles of Protest, Cornell Studies in International Affairs, Western Societies Papers,
Occasional Paper No. 21, Center for International Studies, Cornell University.
Tarrow, S. (1998). Power in Movement. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition.
Culture and Identity:
Larana, Enrique & Jonston, Hank & Gusfield, Joseph R eds, (1994) New Social Movements: From
Ideology to Identity (Philadelphia: Temple University Press)
Lind, Amy Conger (1992) “Power, Gender, and Development: Popular Women’s Organizations
and the Politics of Needs in Ecuador,” pp. 134-150 in Arturo Escobar and Sonia E.
Alvarez eds., The Making of Social Movements in Latin America: Identity, Strategy and
Democracy (Boulder: Westview Press).
Melucci, A. 1989. Nomads of the Present: Social Movements and Individual Needs in
Contemporary Society. London: Hutchinson Radius
Polletta, F. 2004. Culture is Not Just in Your Head, in Rethinking Social Movements: Structure,
Meaning, and Emotion, edited by J. Goodwin and J. M. Jasper. Lanham: Romand &
Littlefield, 97-110.
Frame Analysis:
Benford, Robert D. “Frame Disputes within the Nuclear Disarmament Movement,” Social Forces,
vol. 71, nr. 3, 1993, pp. 677-701.
Gameson, W.A. 2002. Talking Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Gerhards, J. and Rucht, D. 1992. Mesomobilization: Organizing and Framing in Two Protest
Campaigns in West Germany. American Journal of Sociology, 98(3), 555-596.
McAdam, Doug, McCarthy, John D. and Zald, Mayer N. Comparative Perspectives on Social
Movements (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996
Saxonberg, Steven The Czech Republic Before the New Millennium (Boulder and New York: East
European Monographs\Columbia University Press, 2003), chapter 8 “The Making of a
Women’s Movement?” 28 pages.
Snow. D. et al. 1986. Frame Alignment Processes, Micromobilization, and Movement
Participation. American Sociological Review, 51 (4), 464-481.
Snow, D. and Benford, R. D., 1992. Master Frames and Cycles of Protest. In A.D. Morris and C.
M. Mueller eds., Frontiers in Social Movement Theory. New Haven and London: Yale
University Press, 133-155.
Contentious Politics:
McAdam, D., S. Tarrow, C. Tilly (2001) Dynamics of Contention, Ithaca, N.Y: Cambridge
University Press.
Steven Saxonberg and Elzbieta Korolczuk, “Strategies of contentious action: a comparative
analysis of the women's movements in Poland and the Czech Republic,” forthcoming in
European Societies.
Tarrow, Sidney (1998) Power in Movement: Social Movements and Contentious Politics,
(Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2nd edition).
Tilly, Charles and Tarrow, Sidney (2007) Contentious Politics (Boulder: Paradigm Publishers)
Psychological Explanations:
Davies, James C. (1962) "Toward a Theory of Revolution," American Sociological Review, nr. 1,
pp. 5-19
Gurr, Ted Robert [1970] Why Men Rebel, New Jersey, Princeton University Press.
Stone, Lawrence [1966] "Theories of Revolution" World Politics, 2:159-176.
Turner, Ralph H. & Killian, Lewis M. [1972] Collective Behavior, 2nd ed., New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.
Sociology of Emotions:
Gameson, W.A. 2002. Talking Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Goodwin, J., Jasper, J. M. and Polletta, F., 2001. Introduction: Why Emotions Matter, In J. Goodwin, J.M.
Jasper, and F. Polletta eds., Passionate Politics: Emotions and Social Movements. Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 1-26.
Jasper, J. M., 1997. The Art of Moral Protest: Culture, Biography, and Creativity in Social
Movement Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Saxonberg, Steven, Transitions and Non-Transitions from Communism: Regime Survival in
China, Cuba, North Korea, and Vietnam (Cambridge University Press, 2013).
Saxonberg, Steven,The Fall: A Comparative Study of the End of Communism in Czechoslovakia,
East Germany, Hungary and Poland (Routledge, 2001).
Global civil society and global social movements:
Císař, O. and Vráblíková, K., 2010. The Europeanization of Social Movements in the Czech
Republic: The EU and Local Women’s Groups. Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 2,
della Porta, D., Kriesi H. and Rucht D. 2009. Social Movements in a Globalising World. Palgrave
Macmillan: Basingstoke.
Henderson, Sarah (2002) “Selling Civil Society: Western Aid and the Nongovernmental
Organization Sector in Russia,” Comparative Political Studies, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 139-167.
Henderson, Sarah (2003) Building Democracy in Contemporary Russia: Western Support for
Grassroots Organizations (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press).
Howard, M. M., 2003. The Weakness of Civil Society in Post-Communist Europe. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press.
Kaldor, Mary (2003), Global Civil Society: An Answer to War. Cambridge: Polity
Keck, Margaret E. & Sikkink, Kathryn (1998), Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in
International Politics. Ithaca: Cornell University Press
K. Jacobsson and S. Saxonberg eds., Beyond NGO-ization: The Development of Social Movements
in Central and Eastern Europe. Ashgate: forthcoming.
McMahon, P., 2001. Building Civil Societies in East Central Europe: The Effects of American
Non-governmental Organizations on Women’s Groups. Democratization 8 (2), 45-68.
Mendelson, S. and Glenn, J. eds., 2002. The Power and Limits of NGOs. New York: Columbia
University Press.
Narozhna, T., 2004. Foreign Aid for a Post-Euphoric Eastern Europe: The Limitations of Western
Assistance in Developing Civil Society. Journal of International Relations and
Development, 7, 243-266.
Petrova, T., Tarrow, S. 2007. Transactional and participatory activism in the emerging European
polity. The puzzle of East-Central Europe. Comparative Political Studies, 40 (1), 74-94.
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