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Regimes and Repertoires

Charles Tilly


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 the Sudan's, meanwhile, often experience regional insurgencies and even civil wars. This book offers a wide-ranging case-by-case study of various types of government and the equally various styles of protests they foster. Using examples drawn f ... More

Keywords: undemocratic regimes, social movements, predatory government, undemocratic governments, regional insurgencies, civil wars

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780226803500
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226803531.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Tilly, author