Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest (Vol. 5, Issue 2)

Dear Colleague,

The articles in this issue of Contention offer different perspectives on social protest, examining the roles of small activist collectives, organized policing efforts, local private politics, digital communities, and revolutionary vanguards in instances of collective action and political behavior. This issue concludes with an interview.

Please visit the Berghahn website for more information about the journal: www.berghahnjournals.com/contention

TOC: Democratic Theory (Vol. 4, Issue 2)

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This issue of Democratic Theory draws together several key contributions to important ongoing debates. The articles offer a critique of the current push to ensure an objective standard of normative truth, a case for polarity as the fundamental structure of politics, an exploration of corporatism in global politics, and of the politics of democratic institutions. An interview and critical commentary follow.

Volume 4, Issue 2

Editorial, Mark Chou and Jean-Paul Gagnon

TOC: Regions and Cohesion (Political participation and the emergence of citizenships in Latin America)

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This special issue, titled “At the margins of the State,” presents a series of articles that examine the emergence of new forms of mobilization and analyze the processes that inform “new citizenships” in Latin America. Consequently, this special issue constructively highlights important points in contemporary citizenship debates that go beyond the simple indication of political crises and citizen disenchantment.


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