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Sidney Tarrow

Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government

White Hall, Room 201a
214 White Hall
sgt2@cornell.edu
607-229-8273

Educational Background

ulliB.A. Syracuse University, 1960, American  Studies  /li liM.A. Columbia University, 1961, Public Law and Government  /li liPh.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1965, Political Science /li /ul

Overview

  • 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))

Departments/Programs

  • Government

Graduate Fields

  • Government
  • Sociology

Courses

Publications

ulli2005. The New Transnational Activism. Cambridge University Press. /li li2001. (with Doug Imig, eds.) Contentious Europeans: Protest and Politics in Europeanizing  Polity. Rowman and Littlefield, Inc.  /li li2001. (with Doug McAdam and Charles Tilly) Dynamics of Contention. Cambridge University Press. (trans. Dinamica de la contienda politica. Madrid: Hacer Editorial, 2005).   /li li2001. (with Ron Aminzade, et al.) Silence and Voice in the Study of Contentious Politics.  Cambridge University Press.  /li li2005. (with Donatella della Porta, eds.). Transnational Protest and Global Activism. Lanham, MD: Rowman  Littlefield.   /li li2006 (with Charles Tilly). Contentious Politics. Boulder, CO: Paradigm  Publishers (trans: Politica conflittuale. Milan: Mondadori, 2007). /li liHe is currently completing a book with Charles Tilly called Contentious Politics (Paradigm 2006). Recent work that can be viewed through this website are: a href="http://falcon.arts.cornell.edu/Govt/faculty/Tarrow%20docs/contention%20and%20institutions%20in%20international%20politics.pdf""Contention and Institutions in International Politics"/a (2001), a href="http://falcon.arts.cornell.edu/Govt/faculty/Tarrow%20docs/dualities%20moby.pdf""The Dualities of Transnational Contention"/a (2005), a href="http://falcon.arts.cornell.edu/Govt/faculty/Tarrow%20docs/rooted%20cosmopolitans.pdf""Rooted Cosmopolitans,"/a (2005), all three of which draw from his New Transnational Activism, and a href="http://falcon.arts.cornell.edu/Govt/faculty/Tarrow%20docs/identity%20work.pdf""Identity Work"/a from Tilly and Tarrow, Contentious Politics (2006). Tarrow tries to justify the many twists and turns in his career in a href="http://falcon.arts.cornell.edu/Govt/faculty/Tarrow%20docs/structuralist.pdf""Confessions of a Recovering Structuralist"/a (2006), and has recently bolstered his flagging energies by co-authoring articles with Tsveta Petrova (a href="http://falcon.arts.cornell.edu/Govt/faculty/Tarrow%20docs/petrova.pdf""Transactional and Participatory Activism"/a, 2007) and Jennifer Hadden (a href="http://falcon.arts.cornell.edu/Govt/faculty/Tarrow%20docs/dogs.pdf""When Barking Dogs Whimper: What Happened to the American Global Justice Movement After Seattle,"/a in press)./li /ul