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Tilly, Charles

Works: 531 works in 1,880 publications in 8 languages and 50,022 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer, Other, Contributor, Translator, Creator, Arranger, Honoree, wpr, Publishing director, Adapter, Restager
Classifications: HM881, 303.484
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Durable inequality by Charles Tilly( )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,118 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( )

38 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 2,271 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( )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,015 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
Regimes and repertoires by Charles Tilly( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The means by which people protest - that is, their repertoires of contention - vary radically from one political regime to the next. Highly capable undemocratic regimes such as China's show no visible signs of popular social movements, yet produce many citizen protests against arbitrary, predatory government. Less effective and undemocratic governments like Sudan's, meanwhile, often experience regional insurgencies and even civil wars. In Regimes and Repertoires, Charles Tilly offers a wide-ranging case-by-case study of various types of government and the equally various styles of protests they foster."
Contentious politics by Charles Tilly( )

55 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book presents a set of analytical tools and procedures for study, comparison, and explanation of different sorts of contention
Credit and blame by Charles Tilly( )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,794 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
Transforming post-Communist political economies by Joan M Nelson( )

14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,753 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
Democracy by Charles Tilly( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,724 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."
Contention and democracy in Europe, 1650-2000 by Charles Tilly( )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,698 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
Popular contention in Great Britain, 1758-1834 by Charles Tilly( )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 1,638 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
Historical studies of changing fertility by Charles Tilly( )

22 editions published between 1978 and 2019 in English and held by 1,565 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 contentious French by Charles Tilly( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,399 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
The Vendee by Charles Tilly( Book )

69 editions published between 1964 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de boerenopstand rond 1793, toegespitst op de Franse landstreek
Trust and rule by Charles Tilly( )

24 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since different forms of integration between trust networks produce authoritarian, theocratic, and democratic regimes, the book provides an essential background to the explanation of democratization and de-democratization."--Jacket
European revolutions, 1492-1992 by Charles Tilly( Book )

54 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Charles Tilly reinterprets the last five centuries of European history, a period characterized by war, revolt, and contention, by the rise and struggles of states and empires, and by urbanization, enrichment and industrialization. His focus is on revolutions, their origins in ambition and discontent, and the variability of their outcomes over time and according to place, politics and culture. He seeks an understanding of revolutionary processes grounded in
The Formation of national States in Western Europe( Book )

25 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Italian and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine essays examine and evaluate, in relationship with current political and economic conditions, the events, processes, preconditions, and developments between 1500 and 1900 which brought about the establishment of powerful nation-states
The rebellious century, 1830-1930 by Charles Tilly( Book )

33 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,133 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 )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social movements, 1768-2004 by Charles Tilly( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 906 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( )

16 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 885 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
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Durable inequality
Dynamics of contentionWhy?Regimes and repertoiresContentious politicsCredit and blameTransforming post-Communist political economiesDemocracyContention and democracy in Europe, 1650-2000
Alternative Names
Çarlz Tilli

Chaersi Tili 1929-2008

Charles Tilly

Charles Tilly americký historik, politolog a sociolog

Charles Tilly Amerikaans historicus (1929-2008)

Charles Tilly socheolaí Meiriceánach

Charles Tilly sociòleg estatunidenc

Charles Tilly sociolog amerikan

Charles Tilly sociólogo estadounidense

Charles Tilly sociologo, politologo e storico statunitense

Charles Tilly sociologue américain

Charles Tilly US-amerikanischer Historiker, Politologe, Soziologe

Tili, Chaersi 1929-2008

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 Тилли

Чарльз Тіллі

تشارلز تيللي

تشارلز تيللي، 1929-2008

تشارلز تيلي عالم اجتماع أمريكي

تلي، تشارلز، 1929-2008

تيلي، تشارلز

چارلز تیلی

틸리, C 1929-2008

틸리, 찰스 1929-2008


ティリー, チャールズ

提利, 查爾斯, 1929-2008


查爾斯・提利, 1929-2008

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