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Tilly, Charles

Works: 478 works in 1,645 publications in 7 languages and 43,987 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction, Other, Arranger, Honoree, Publishing director, wpr, Adapter, Contributor
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Durable inequality by Charles Tilly( )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Tilly presents a powerful new approach to the study of persistent social inequality. Acknowledging that all social relations involve fleeting, fluctuating inequalities, he concentrates on those inequalities that last, often through whole careers, lifetimes, and organizational histories - durable inequalities. How do such long-lasting, systematic inequalities in life chances arise, and how do they come to distinguish members of different socially defined categories of persons? Exploring the nature, forms, and functioning of representative paired and unequal categories such as male/female, black/white, and citizen/noncitizen, Tilly argues that the basic causes of these and similar inequalities greatly resemble one another. In contrast to the case-by-case explanations that prevail in contemporary analyses of inequality, his account is one of process. Categorical distinctions arise, Tilly says, because they enable people who control access to value-producing resources to solve pressing organizational problems. Whatever the "organization" is - as small as a household or as large as a government - the resulting relationship of inequality persists because parties on both sides of the boundary dividing the categories come to depend on that solution, despite its drawbacks
Dynamics of contention by Doug McAdam( )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 2,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past two decades the study of social movements, revolution, democratization and other non-routine politics has flourished. And yet research on the topic remains highly fragmented, reflecting the influence of at least three traditional divisions. The first of these reflects the view that various forms of contention are distinct and should be studied independent of others. Separate literatures have developed around the study of social movements, revolutions and industrial conflict. A second approach to the study of political contention denies the possibility of general theory in deference to a grounding in the temporal and spatial particulars of any given episode of contention. The study of contentious politics are left to 'area specialists' and/or historians with a thorough knowledge of the time and place in question. Finally, overlaid on these two divisions are stylized theoretical traditions - structuralist, culturalist, and rationalist - that have developed largely in isolation from one another."
Why? by Charles Tilly( )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why? is a book about the explanations we give and how we give them - a look at the way the reasons we offer every day are dictated by, and help constitute, social relationships. Written in an easy-to-read style by distinguished social historian Charles Tilly, the book explores the manner in which people claim, establish, negotiate, repair, rework, or terminate relations with others through the reasons they give."--Jacket
Transforming post-Communist political economies by Joan M Nelson( )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication brings together a series of essays offering an institutional analysis of economic and social change in Central and Eastern Europe and the new independent states. Available in image format, hypertext HTML, and as Adobe Acrobat PDF files
Regimes and repertoires by Charles Tilly( )

16 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using examples drawn from many areas - G8 summit and anti-globalization protests, Hindu activism in 1980s India, nineteenth-century English Chartists organizing on behalf of workers' rights, the revolutions of 1848, and civil wars in Angola, Chechnya, and Kosovo to name a few - Tilly shows that such episodes of contentious politics unfold like loosely scripted theater. Along the way, Tilly also brings forth powerful tools to sort out the reasons why certain political regimes vary and change, how the people living under them make claims on their government, and what connections can be drawn between regime change and the character of contentious politics."--Jacket
Credit and blame by Charles Tilly( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social scientist Charles Tilly explores the complexities of human relationships, examining what's really going on when we assign credit or cast blame. Everybody does it, but few understand the hidden motivations behind it. With his customary wit and insight, Tilly takes a thought-provoking look at the ways people fault and applaud each other and themselves. The stories he gathers range from the everyday to the altogether unexpected, from the revealingly personal to the insightfully humorous. Drawing examples from literature, history, pop culture, and much more, Tilly argues that people seek not only understanding through credit and blame, but also justice. The punishment must fit the crime, accomplishments should be rewarded, and the guilty parties must always get their just deserts. This book that revolutionizes our understanding of the compliments we pay and the accusations we make.--From publisher description
Popular contention in Great Britain, 1758-1834 by Charles Tilly( )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1750 and 1840 ordinary British people abandoned such time-honored forms of protest as collective seizures of grain, the sacking of buildings, public humiliation, and physical abuse in favor of marches, petition drives, public meetings, and other sanctioned routines of social movement politics. The change created - perhaps for the first time anywhere - mass participation in national politics. Charles Tilly is the first to address the depth and significance of the transmutations in popular collective action during this period. As he unravels the story of thousands of popular struggles and their consequences, he illuminates the dynamic relationships among an industrializing, capitalizing, proletarianizing economy; a war-making, growing, increasingly interventionist state; and the internal history of contention that spawned such political entrepreneurs as Francis Place and Henry Hunt. Tilly's research rests on a catalog of more than 8,000 "contentious gatherings" described in British periodicals, plus ample documentation from British archives and historical monographs. The author elucidates four distinct phases in the transformation to mass political participation, and identifies the forms and occasions for collective action that characterized and dominated each. He provides rich descriptions not only of a wide variety of popular protests but also of such influential figures as John Wilkes, Lord George Gordon, William Cobbett, and Daniel O'Connell. This engaging study offers a vivid picture of Great Britain during a pivotal era
The contentious French by Charles Tilly( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book's twelve chapters function as six pairs. Complementing Chapter 1, Chapter 12 reviews the same problems in the light of the intervening historical analysis. The ten chapters in between pair off by period, one chapter dealing with a particular region, the other comparing the experiences of all five regions during the same period. Chapter 2 takes Burgundy from the beginning of the seventeenth century to near the end of the twentieth. Chapter 3 follows the five regions, and France as a whole, through the same four centuries. The two chapters provide an overview of the changes in social organization and in popular contention that later chapters discuss in detail. Chapter 4 concentrates on Anjou during the seventeenth-century experiences of Anjou, Burgundy, Flanders, the Ile-de-France, and Languedoc. And so on through three more chronologically matched pairs
Historical studies of changing fertility by Charles Tilly( )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nine papers in this volume examine the historical experience of particular populations in Western Europe and North America in a search for the processes that change fertility patterns. The contributors' findings enable them to reevaluate some of the conflicting hypotheses that have been advanced for these changes. The authors stress the effects on fertility of changing mortality. Several theoretical discussions emphasize the importance both of the turnover in adult positions due to mortality and of the highly variable life expectancy of children. The empirical analyses consistently reveal strong associations between levels of fertility and mortality. On the other hand, some essays question whether variations in opportunities to marry acted as quite the regulator that Malthus and many after him have thought. In both preindustrial and industrial populations, fertility regulation within marriage emerges as the primary mechanism by which adjustment occurred. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Democracy by Charles Tilly( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Democracy identifies the general processes causing democratization and de-democratization at a national level across the world over the last few hundred years. It singles out integration of trust networks into public politics, insulation of public politics from categorical inequality, and suppression of autonomous coercive power centers as crucial processes. Through analytic narratives and comparisons of multiple regimes, mostly since World War II, this book makes the case for recasting current theories of democracy, democratization, and de-democratization."
The Vendee by Charles Tilly( Book )

61 editions published between 1964 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de boerenopstand rond 1793, toegespitst op de Franse landstreek
The Formation of national States in Western Europe( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European revolutions, 1492-1992 by Charles Tilly( Book )

49 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contingencies of circumstance, and to show the place of the great revolutions in the long-term history of Europe and the world at large. The book opens with a discussion of the nature of revolution and of the questions the author will address. It continues with a sketch of political and social change in Europe between 1492 and the present. Succeeding chapters examine and compare the causes and outcomes of revolutionary situations in the Low Countries, Iberia and the
Contention and democracy in Europe, 1650-2000 by Charles Tilly( )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contention and Democracy in Europe, 1650-2000 analyzes relationships between democratization, de-democratization, and contentious politics. Building on recent theoretical innovations, Contention and Democracy uses a sustained comparison of French and British histories since 1650 as a springboard for more general comparisons across Europe. It goes on to demonstrate that democratization occurred as a result of struggles during which (as in 19th-century Britain and France) few, if any, of the participants were self-consciously trying to create democratic institutions. Favorable circumstances for democratization, it shows, vary from era to era and region to region as functions of previous history, international environments, available models of political organization, and predominant patterns of social relations. Many reversals - substantial phases of de-democratization - occurred in the European experiences surveyed."--Jacket
The rebellious century, 1830-1930 by Charles Tilly( Book )

30 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consistently provocative, thoroughly original in its methods and conclusions, this book questions virtually every assumption about the conditions underlying collective violence. Written by a sociologist, a historian, and an economist, the study presents a comparative history of group behaviour leading to violence in France, Italy, and Germany. The book demonstrates how urbanization, industrialization, and the concentration of political power in these and other Western countries have affected the means ordinary people have had to act together on their grievances and aspirations
Big structures, large processes, huge comparisons by Charles Tilly( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contentious politics by Charles Tilly( Book )

51 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An analysis of the major contentious events over the course of the past ten years."
Social movements, 1768-2004 by Charles Tilly( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since their invention by Westerners in the 18th century, social movements became vehicles of popular politics across the world. Tilly provides rich insights into the origins of contemporary movement practices, social movements & democratisation, & likelyfutures
Roads from past to future by Charles Tilly( )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the years Charles Tilly has had an indelible influence on a remarkable number of key questions in social sciences and history. In the fields of social change, states and institutions, urbanization, and historical sociology, his seminal work has spawned whole new lines of inquiry and research. In one volume, this book offers the best and most influential of Tilly's work, with a new introduction by the author that relates his analyses to a wide body of scholarship. The book also includes a review and critique by Arthur L. Stinchcombe
As sociology meets history by Charles Tilly( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Durable inequality
Dynamics of contentionWhy?Transforming post-Communist political economiesRegimes and repertoiresCredit and blamePopular contention in Great Britain, 1758-1834The contentious FrenchDemocracy
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Charles Tilly

Charles Tilly americký historik, politolog a sociolog

Charles Tilly Amerikaans historicus (1929-2008)

Charles Tilly sociòleg estatunidenc

Charles Tilly sociólogo estadounidense

Charles Tilly sociologo, politologo e storico statunitense

Charles Tilly sociologue américain

Charles Tilly US-amerikanischer Historiker, Politologe, Soziologe

Tilly, C 1929-2008

Tilly, Charles

Tilly, Charles 1929-

Tilly, Charles 1929-2008

Tilly, Charles H 1929-2008

Тилли, Чарльз

Тилли, Чарльз 1929-2008

Чарльз Тіллі

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틸리, C 1929-2008

틸리, 찰스 1929-2008


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