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Review: Strangers at the Gates

By Eitan Y. Alimi

Sidney Tarrow. Strangers at the Gates (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Sidney Tarrow. Strangers at the Gates: Movements and States in Contentious Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Students of social movements and contentious politics will surely find Sidney Tarrow’s Strangers at the Gates a valuable academic asset. Always combining knowledge and insights from several social science disciplines and sub-disciplines, and typically managing a remarkable balance between a theoretically informed comparative perspective and an in-depth, nuanced analysis of single cases, Tarrow’s Strangers at the Gates provides readers with the opportunity to learn about a truly rich array of social movements and episodes of contention. This in itself provides more than enough justifications to coin Strangers a “must read” book.

But there are two equally important additional reasons why I have enjoyed reading this book and believe others will enjoy reading it too. Continue reading

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