Slides for Sociology W3480: Part 2 of 2 Revolutions, Social ...
Slides for Sociology W3480: Part 2 of 3 Revolutions, Social Movements, and Contentious Politics Columbia College Spring 2007 Prepared by Charles Tilly and Ernesto Castaeda send questions to [email protected] Revolutions (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) 2 Revolutions Revolution = forcible transfer of power over a state in the course of which at least two distinct blocs of contenders make incompatible claims to control the state, and some significant portion of the population subject to the states jurisdiction acquiesces in the claims of each bloc. A full revolution combines a revolutionary situation with a revolutionary outcome. (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) 3 Revolutionary Situations 1) contenders or coalitions of contenders advancing exclusive competing claims to control of the state or some segment of it: mobilization process. 2) commitment to those claims by a significant segment of the citizenry: mobilization plus diffusion 3) incapacity or unwillingness of rulers to suppress the alternative coalition and/or commitment to its claims: ruler-subject interaction (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) 4 Revolutionary Outcomes 1) defections of regime members 2) acquisition of armed force by revolutionary coalitions 3) neutralization or defection of the regimes armed force 4) control of the state apparatus by members of revolutionary coalition 5) transfer of state power to new ruling coalition. (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) 5 CONFLICT, REVOLT, AND REVOLUTION complete great revolution civil war top-down seizure
of power TRANSFER OF POWER coup revolt routine politics none none complete (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) SPLIT IN REGIME 6 How to Analyze Contentious Event Catalogues Adapted from Tillys How to Detect and Describe Performances and Repertoires Chapter 2 of upcoming book Contentious Performances April 11th, 2007 (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) 7 Aerial Graph of Contention in Russia (based on Bessinger 2001). Figure 5.4: Demonstrations and Violent Events in the Soviet Union and Successor States, 1987-1992 300 250 Violent Events Cumulative Number of Events Demonstrations 200 150 100 50 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988
1987 0 Year Source: Data Supplied by Mark Beissinger (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) 8 Event Analysis The fundamental unit of analysis in this study is the contentious event. Event analysis is widely recognized as a tool for studying waves of mobilization. It is essentially a way of tracking over time the rise and fall of particular types of events and the features associated with them (Beissinger 2002: 42). (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) 9 Different Soviet nationalities staged protest demonstrations month by month from 1987 through 1991 (Beissinger 2002: 84). For the most active, these were the peak months: Armenians Estonians Moldavians Russians Crimean Tatars Ukrainians Latvians Lithuanians Azerbaijanis Georgians May 1988 November 1988 February 1989 January 1990 April 1990 November 1990 December 1990 December 1990 December 1990 September 1991 (Tilly & Castaeda 2007)
10 Results In all, I have been able to identify thirty-two major waves of nationalist violence in the former USSR during the 1987-92 period, part of sixteen larger ethnonationalist conflicts involving violence during these years. Only in four of these conflicts (the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict, the GeorgianOssetian conflict, the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict, and the Moldovan-Transdniestr conflict) did violence become a selfsustaining strategy of contesting state boundaries, with relatively short waves of violence growing increasingly protracted over time. In all other cases, violent mobilization remained short-lived. What distinguished conflicts in which mass violence grew sustained from those in which violence ceased to proliferate was the relationship of state institutions to the production of violence (Beissinger 2002: 309). (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) 11 Graficas de violencia Source: Samuel Gonzlez Ruiz Mexican specialist in comparative legal systems, in relation to the fight and prosecution of organized crime. Increase of Violence in Mexico due to Organized Crime 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 Niveles de Violencia en Mxico Violencia mortal Terrorist a Violencia mortal intimidat oria Generaliz ada Utilizaci n de armas de destrucci n media. Violencia
contra polticos y de primer nivel Violencia mortal contra funcionar ios y periodista s Violencia mortal contra Terceros Violencia mortal contra Rivales Violencia fsica 2 0 0 7 2 0 0 6 2 0 0 5 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0
1 9 9 9 19 98 1 9 9 7 1 9 9 6 X 5 6 X XX 7 X X XXX 14 25 15 16 17 X 26 27 24 18 28 19 34 35 36 37 38
39 40 20 1 41 42 X X X X X 21 X 29 X X X X X XX X X X 33 1 9 9 0 1 9 8 9 1 9 8 8 1 9 8 7 1 9 8 6 1 9 8 5 1 9 8
4 X 11 9 X XX 23 1 9 9 1 10 X X 13 1 9 9 2 X 8 X XX X X 12 1 9 9 3 2 X XX X 4 1 9 9 4 X 1 3 1 9 9 5 22 30
31 32 X X X X X X X 43 44 2 45 46 X X 47 48 49 X X X X XX X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X x 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 54 X X X X XX X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 67 68 69
70 71 72 X x x 73 66 X X X X XX X X X X X X X X X X XX X X X x x 74 1 Violencia Moral (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) 13 X X X X XX X X X X X X X X X X XX X X X x x Reduction of Violence in Colombia 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Niveles de Violenc ia en Colom bia Violenc ia Terrori sta Violen. intimid atoria.
General izada armas de destruc cin media. Violenc ia contra poltico s y de primer nivel Violenc ia mortal contra funcion arios y periodi stas Violenc ia mortal contra Tercero s Violenc ia mortal contra Rivales Violenc ia fsica Violenc ia Moral 0 7 0 6 0 5 X X X 1 2 3 0 4 X X X 16 0 2
17 5 6 25 26 27 2000 9 9 9 8 X x X X X 97 9 6 9 5 9 4 19 18 X 28 9 3 9 20 9 2 9 1 31
32 33 X X 43 11 X 70 53 34 35 8 5 8 4 8 3 82 X 12 14 X 23 22 x XXx x 39 36 37 X x 46 X X X X 54 8 6 X 21 55
56 57 X X X X X X X X X X X 58 59 38 40 X X X X Xx 47 48 52 8 7 29 45 X X X 8 8 X X 44 8 9 13 10 X X X X X X X 30 9 0 XXX XX 8 7
X X X X X X X 24 0 1 XXX 4 15 0 3 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 72 73 X 42 x 51 50 X X X X X X X X X X X X XX X X 71 41 XX 49 XXXX x X X
69 XXX 74 x x 75 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X XXXXXXX (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) 14 X X X XX X X X X X X X X XX X 76 77 Trends of Organized Crime in Ireland (not linked to terrorist organizations) Niveles de Violencia en Irlanda 0 7 0 6 Violencia mortal Terrorista Violencia mortal intimidatoria . Generalizada Utilizacin de armas de destruccin media. Violencia contra polticos y de primer nivel Violencia mortal contra funcionarios y periodistas 0 5
0 4 0 3 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 9 9 98 9 7 9 6 9 5 94 9 2 Xi 9 1 9 0 8 9 8 8 8 7 X ivv X X Violencia mortal contra Rivales X X X X
X X xxxii xxx xxvii xxix xxxi xiii xiv x xv x xvi Xxvii X xviii x X vi X x x xxxiii 8 4 8 3 8 2 iii X ix 8 5 x x xi x xii viii
x xix vii X 8 6 X x ii Violencia mortal contra Terceros xx xxxiv x xxi x xxxv X xxii X xxiii X xxiv x xxxvi X xxv X xxvi x xxxvii x
xxxviii xxviii Violencia fsica Violencia Moral 9 3 X xxxix (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) X xl 15 x xli Violence in Italy 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Niveles de Violencia en Italia. Violencia mortal Terrorist a Violencia mortal intimidat oria. Generaliz ada Utilizaci n de armas de destrucci n
media. Violencia contra polticos y de primer nivel Violencia mortal contra funcionar ios y periodist as Violencia mortal contra Terceros Violencia mortal contra Rivales Violencia fsica Violencia Moral 0 6 0 5 0 4 0 3 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 99 9 8 97 9 6 9 5
9 4 9 3 9 2 9 1 9 0 8 9 88 8 6 8 5 X XX i 8 7 8 3 82 X iii ii 8 4 iv X X X X X X XX X X X v X X vi X X ix
viii XX X x X vii xi xii XX XX xiii xiv xv xvi xvii X1 x xviii x xix X xx X X xxii xxi X X Xxxv xxiii xxiv X X xxvi xxvii X X X X xxviii xxix xxx xxxi
X xxxii X X X X XX xxxiii xxxiv xxxv xxxvi x x xxxviii xxxix xxxvii xl X X X X X X XX X X X X X X X X X X X XX X X X X X X X X XX X X X X X X XX X X X X X X X X X X X XX X X X(TillyX& Castaeda X X 2007) X X X X X X X XX X X xli xlii xliii 16 Reported corruption offences - rates per 100.000 inhabitants (Italy 1989-2000) Rates per 100.000 inhabitants 1,40 1,20 1,00 0,80 0,60 0,40 0,20 0,00 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Year Concussione Passive corruption Active corruption (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) Instigation to corruption 17 Convicted people for corruption offences Rates per 100.000 inhabitants (Italy 1989-2000) 0,60 Rates per 100.000 inhabitants 0,50 0,40 0,30 0,20 0,10 0,00 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Year Concussione
Passive corruption Active corruption Instigation to corruption 18 La relacin entre la violencia, la corrupcin y la obstruccin a la justicia son de proteccin directa de la delincuencia organizada y se configuran como un crculo exterior que protege el silencio o la oferta de las organizaciones criminales (Gonzalez y Flores 2007). Organized Crime Corruption Obstruction of Justice = Escalation of Violence and Loss of State Capacity Source forthcoming as: . Violencia, corrupcin y narcotrfico: el desafo del Mxico democrtico. Gonzlez Ruiz, Samuel y Carlos Flores. Foreign Affairs en Espaol Volumen 7 Nmero 2. Special thanks to Samuel Ruiz for sharing his research and slides with the Mexican Graduate Student Groups at Conferences at Yale and Columbia. 19 Tarrows Italy Study Tarrow examined Italys cycle of protest from 1965 to 1975, for which the national newspaper Corriere della Sera yielded 4,980 protest events, non-routine actions in which the participants revealed a collective goal. Tarrow tells us, I collected information on protest events, a category which included strikes, demonstrations, petitions, delegations, and violence, but which excluded contentious behavior which revealed no collective claims on other actors. I defined the protest event as a disruptive direct action on behalf of collective interests, in which claims were made against some other group, elites, or authorities (Tarrow 1989: 359). Tarrow produced a record for each event. But he enriched the enterprise in two important ways: First, he incorporated textual descriptions at a number of critical points summaries of events, grievances, policy responses, and more. That made it possible to refine his classified counts without returning to the original newspaper sources. Second, within the record he placed checklists where two or more features could coexist. As a result, he was able to analyze not only the overall distribution of events but also the frequency of such features as different forms of violence clashes with police, violent conflict, property damage, violent attacks, rampages, and random violence (Tarrow 1989: 78). (Taken from Tilly Contentious Repertoires. Forthcoming [It has now appeared in Cambridge university Press. 2008]). 20 Figure 5.2: I talian Contention, 1966-1973 600
550 500 450 400 350 Conventional Events 300 Confrontational Events Violent Events 250 200 150 100 50 0 Semester Source: Tarrow 1989: p. 70 (Source: Tilly and Tarrow 2007) 21 Tillys Great Britain Study Over about ten years, research groups at the University of Michigan and the New School for Social Research worked with me to create a systematic body of evidence on actions, interactions, performances, repertoires, and their settings in Great Britain between 1758 and 1834. The central data set we produced includes machine-readable descriptions for 8,088 contentious gatherings (CGs) that occurred in southeastern England (Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, or Sussex) during thirteen selected years from 1758 to 1820, or anywhere in Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales, but not Ireland) from 1828 to 1834. In this study, a CG is an occasion on which ten or more people gathered in a publiclyaccessible place and visibly made claims which, if realized, would affect the interests of at least one person outside their number. In principle, CGs include almost all events that authorities, observers, or historians of the time would have called "riots" or "disturbances" as well as even more that would fall under such headings as "public meeting", "procession" and "demonstration". Our standardized descriptions of CGs come from periodicals: the Annual Register, Gentleman's Magazine, London Chronicle, Morning Chronicle, Times, Hansard's Parliamentary Debates, Mirror of Parliament, and Votes and Proceedings of Parliament; we read these periodicals exhaustively for the years in question plus January-June 1835. Although we frequently consulted both published historical work and archival sources such as the papers of the Home Office in interpreting our evidence, the machine-readable descriptions transcribed material from the periodicals alone. We did not try to find every event about which information was available or even a representative sample of such events. Instead, we assembled a complete enumeration of those described in standard periodicals whose principles of selection we could examine, and sometimes even test. (Tilly & Castaeda 2007)
22 Tillys Great Britain Study Tilly laced computer-stored records for Contentious Events into separate sections and provided: a general description of each event (8,088 machine-readable records) a description of each formation -- each person or set of persons who acted distinguishably during the event (27,184 records) supplementary information on the geographical or numerical size of any formation, when available (18,413 records) a summary of each distinguishable action by any formation, including the actor(s), the crucial verb, (where applicable) the object of the action, and an excerpt of the text(s) from which we drew actor, verb, and object (50,875 records) excerpts from detailed texts from which we drew summary descriptions of actions (76,189 records) identification of each source of the account (21,030 records) identification of each location in which the action occurred (11,054 records) a set of verbal comments on the event, or on difficulties in its transcription (5,450 records) special files listing all alternative names for formations and all individuals mentioned in any account (28,995 formation names, 26,318 individual names) Except for straightforward items such as date, day of the week, and county names, the records do not contain codes in the usual sense of the term. On the whole, we transcribed words from the texts or (when that was not feasible) paraphrases of those words. Think of formation names: Instead of coding names given to formations in broad categories, we transcribed the actual words used in our sources. For example, the transcription of each action includes the actors name, a verb characterizing the action, and (in the roughly 52 percent of cases in which there was an object) the objects name. (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) 23 Subject Verb - Object Transcription subject verb object the same night the mob (gathered) mob #gather none the mob committed great violences in Surry-Street, in the Strand, particularly at the Coach Offi ce, not a window was left with a whole pane of glass mob #break owner of Coach Offi ce (Tilly & Castaeda 2007)
24 My research team found multiple accounts of these attacks in 1829s Times of London. Here is how we transcribed and classified the major actions within a cutting incident on May 4th: Transcription Verb Broad Verb Category certain evil-disposed persons riotously assembled assemble move entered the dwellings of the journeymen silk weavers enter move and maliciously cut and destroyed the silk in the looms destroy attack #end #end end a reward of 200L is hereby offered offer negotiate The left hand verb presents our simplified transcription of the phrases central action. The right hand column shows our placement in one of eight extremely broad categories of verbs: attack, control, end, meet, move, negotiate, support, and other. (More on verb categories in a moment.) Source: Tilly. Contentious Performances Chapter 2. Unpublished draft 2007. (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) 25 Figure 2-3: Major Categories of Verbs in British Contentious Gatherings, 1758-1834 100% Percent of All CGs Featuring Verbs in Category 90% 80% 70% 60% ATTACK CONTROL MEET OTHER
50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 1758 1759 1768 1769 1780 1781 1789 1795 1801 1807 1811 1819 1820 1828 1829 1830 1831 1832 1833 1834 Year 26 (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) Figure 2-2: Locations of Action Verbs in Two Factor Space F1 = Indoor (low) vs. Outdoor (high) F2 = Disagreement (low) vs. Agreement (high) GATHER 0.90 MOVE CONTROL 0.60 PROCEED DISPERSE SUPPORT NEGOTIATE RESIST ENTER ATTACK 0.30 BLOCK DELIBERATE ATTEMPT ASSEMBLE FIGHT MARCH REQUEST F1 DECRY RECEIVE ADDRESS
march, negotiate, observe, oppose, other, proceed, receive, support, vote pre-planned meetings of named associations (985): dine, hear petition, meet, petition pre-planned meetings of public assemblies (3197): none other pre-planned meetings (1672): dine, meet strikes, turnouts (76): attack, attempt, block, control, deliberate, donkey, gather, hear petition, march, move, negotiate, observe, other, proceed, resist, turnout attacks on blacklegs (27): attack, block, control, decry, die, enter, fight, gather, move, observe, turnout brawls in drinking places (24): attack, attempt, block, bracket, celebrate, control, deliberate, dine, enter, fight, gather, give, move, negotiate, request, resist, turnout market conflicts (12): address, block, gather, negotiate, oppose, other, proceed, request, support poachers vs. gamekeepers (71): attack, attempt, block, bracket, control, deliberate, die, disperse, enter, fight, gather, hunt, move, negotiate, observe, other, proceed smugglers vs. customs (49): attack, attempt, block, bracket, celebrate, control, die, fight, gather, give, move, observe, other, proceed, resist, smuggle other violent gatherings (1156): attack, attempt, block, bracket, control, decry, enter, fight, gather, give, march, move, negotiate, observe, petition, proceed, resist other unplanned gatherings (520): block, celebrate, cheer, control, decry, demonstrate, enter, gather, march, move, negotiate, observe, other, proceed * over-represented = 2+ times the proportion in all gatherings or (in the case of end and meet, which appear in 73 and 54 percent of all gatherings respectively) 20%+ more than their general proportions (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) 28 (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) From Hector Foreros Student Memorandum 29 Takeshi Wada Wada (Wada 2003, 2004) drew accounts of protest events from the daily newspapers Exclsior, Unomsuno, and La Jornada for 29-day periods spanning national elections over the 37 years, a total of 13 electoral periods. From the newspapers he identified 2832 events, some linked together in campaigns, for a total of 1797 campaigns. Wadas subject-verb-object-claim transcriptions made it possible for him to employ sophisticated network models of who made claims on whom. Overall, they reveal a sharp politicization of Mexicos collective claim making as the countrys partial democratization proceeded. From claims on business, landowners, and universities, protesters moved to making increasingly strong claims on the government itself. According to Wadas analysis, the weakening of network ties among the elite (especially as concentrated within the longtime ruling party PRI) provided an opportunity for claimants to divide their rulers. It thus advanced the partial democratization of the 1990s. Technically, Wada broke free of many restrictions imposed by classified event counts. That technical freedom opened the way to a sophisticated treatment of interaction in Mexican politics. Source: Wada, Takeshi (2003): A Historical and Network Analysis of Popular Contention in the Age of Globalization in Mexico, unpublished doctoral dissertation in sociology, Columbia University. (2004): Event Analysis of Claim Making in Mexico: How Are Social Protests Transformed into Political Protests, Mobilization 9: 241-258. (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) 30 Lessons The innovations of Tilly, McPhail, Tarrow, Franzosi, Beissinger, Wada and others offer three lessons for analysts of contentious politics: First, it is practically feasible to record and analyze the internal
dynamics of episodes instead of settling for classified event counts. Second, the recording of particular verbs rather than general characterization of the action is crucial for that practical purpose. Third, verbs with objects make it possible to move from individualistic analyses to treatments of connections among contentious actors (relational). (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) 31 Extra lecture: What Happened in Oaxaca? Triangulating Outside Witness Accounts to Analyze the Contentious Politics in Oaxaca, Mexico Nayeli Chavez-Geller, UNIVISION Rene Ramos, MPA Student SIPA Columbia Ivania de la Cruz Orozco, MPA Student SIPA Columbia Manuela Garza, The New School and Fundacin Comunitaria Oaxaca Ernesto Castaeda-Tinoco, PhD Student Department of Sociology, Columbia Leslie A. Martino, PhD Student, Department of Sociology, CUNY, The Graduate Center Thursday April 12th, 2007 . Organized by Mexican Initiative Co-sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies, LASA-SIPA, and ALAS-TC. For this see extra Lecture file 4. Move to file number 3 for the rest of the course material. (Tilly & Castaeda 2007) 33
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