University Press has agreed to expand this publication series into a second
round. During that period, Doug McAdam (Center for
Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and
The series concentrates on original, empirically grounded analyses of contention – episodic and collective making of conflicting claims. Its first round included the following books: Doug McAdam, Sidney Tarrow, and Charles Tilly, Dynamics of Contention (published in 2001); Ronald Aminzade et al., co-authors, Silence and Voice in the Study of Contentious Politics (2001); Jack Goldstone, ed., States, Parties, and Social Movements (2003); Charles Tilly, The Politics of Collective Violence (2003); and Charles Tilly, Contention and Democracy in Europe, 1650-2000 (2004).
In the second round, the editors intend to enlarge the series’ scope in three ways: 1) bringing in new authors; 2) representing other approaches to the description and explanation of contentious politics; 3) taking up issues, arenas, and styles of analysis under-represented in the first five books—for example, ethnic conflict, religious extremism, labor conflicts. Attractive issues, arenas, and styles of analysis include:
· close analysis of particular causal mechanisms and processes across multiple settings
· innovative ways of identifying, comparing, and analyzing contentious episodes
· contentious politics before the contemporary era
· contentious politics outside the democratic West and outside of social movements
· challenges to non-state authorities
· contention outside of conventionally defined political arenas
The new round will not include edited volumes, unrevised dissertations, or primarily technical monographs.
For inquiries and proposals, please contact Sidney Tarrow (Department of Government, Cornell University, Ithaca New York 14853, USA, e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), with copy to Lewis Bateman, Cambridge University Press, 40 West 20th Street, New York 10011-4211, e-mail email@example.com Please write a proposal of no more than 1,000 words plus a table of contents. State when a full, publishable manuscript will be available, how long the book will be, and what technical apparatus (mathematics, tables, graphs, diagrams, maps, illustrations) it will contain. You may send the proposal as an attachment in Word, PDF, or rich text.