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Sidney Tarrow

Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government

White Hall, Room 201a
214 White Hall

Educational Background

  • B.A. Syracuse University, 1960, American  Studies
  • M.A. Columbia University, 1961, Public Law and Government
  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1965, Political Science


  • Italian Communism (his first book was Peasant Communism in Southern Italy (Yale, 1967)
  • Comparative Communism 
  • Communism in Italy and France (Princeton 1972, ed., with Donald L.M. Blackmer)
  • Comparative Local Politics (Between Center and Periphery, Yale 1978),                     
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Reconstruction of Italian Protest Cycle of the Late 1960's and Early 1970's (Democracy and Disorder (Oxford, 1989))


  • Government

Graduate Fields

  • Government
  • Sociology



  • 2005. The New Transnational Activism. Cambridge University Press.
  • 2001. (with Doug Imig, eds.) Contentious Europeans: Protest and Politics in Europeanizing  Polity. Rowman and Littlefield, Inc.
  • 2001. (with Doug McAdam and Charles Tilly) Dynamics of Contention. Cambridge University Press. (trans. Dinamica de la contienda politica. Madrid: Hacer Editorial, 2005).
  • 2001. (with Ron Aminzade, et al.) Silence and Voice in the Study of Contentious Politics.  Cambridge University Press.
  • 2005. (with Donatella della Porta, eds.). Transnational Protest and Global Activism. Lanham, MD: Rowman  Littlefield.
  • 2006 (with Charles Tilly). Contentious Politics. Boulder, CO: Paradigm  Publishers (trans: Politica conflittuale. Milan: Mondadori, 2007).