Social Movements: The Key Concepts provides an insightful, contemporary introduction to some of the frequently encountered terms and groups that are central to the study of collective action and social and political activism. Following an A-Z format, the entries defined and discussed are drawn from the following areas:
- the ‘old’ social movements of the nineteenth century
- the ‘new’ social movements of the 1960s and 1970s
- the rise of contemporary ‘network’ movements.