Commemorating Charles Tilly. Dynamics of Contention, Global History, and Comparative Sociology

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC56 Historical Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

Charles Tilly passed away in 2008. Ten years later, this session brings together students from the last doctoral cohort of his to commemorate Tilly's heritage in studies of social mobilization and dynamics of contention. The four papers of this session examine cases of contentious politics in China, Mexico, Iran and Indonesia. They examine the applicability in these respective contexts of concepts Tilly coined, such as resource mobilisation, brokerage, mobilisation-repression cycles, and in doing so ask about "Tilly’s Metatheory of Historical Social Change,” and "What Contentious Politics Looks Like When Everything is in Flux.”
Session Organizer:
Mirjam KUENKLER, University of Bonn, Germany
George STEINMETZ, University of Michigan, USA
Ernesto CASTAÑEDA, American University, USA and Mirjam KUENKLER, University of Bonn, Germany