Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements
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Contested Transparencies, Social Movements and the Public Sphere

Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives

Editors: Berger, Stefan, Owetschkin, Dimitrij (Eds.)

  • Explores the ideology and practice of transparency since the eighteenth century, focusing on the broader field of the public sphere and social movements in particular
  • Brings together research on transparency studies from a number of disciplinary perspectives, offering much-needed historical context
  • Historicizes present-day ideological concerns, in order to contribute to a better understanding of social conflict and power relations in modern societies
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About this book

This edited collection examines the multi-faceted phenomenon of transparency, especially in its relation to social movements, from a range of multi-disciplinary viewpoints. Over the past few decades, transparency has become an omnipresent catch phrase in public and scientific debates. The volume tracks developments of ideas and practices of transparency from the eighteenth century to the current day, as well as their semantic, cultural and social preconditions. It connects analyses of the ideological implications of transparency concepts and transparency claims with their impact on the public sphere in general and on social movements in particular. In doing so, the book contributes to a better understanding of social conflicts and power relations in modern societies. The chapters are organized into four parts, covering the concept and ideology of transparency, historical and recent developments of the public sphere and media, the role of the state as an agent of surveillance, and conflicts over transparency and participation connected to social movements.

About the authors

Stefan Berger is Professor of Social History and Director of the Institute for Social Movements at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. He is also Executive Chair of the Foundation History of the Ruhr and an Honorary Professor at Cardiff University, UK.

Dimitrij Owetschkin is Permanent Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Movements at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. His recent publications cover the history of trade unions and social movements, as well as religious and church history after the Second World War. 


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eBook £63.99
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: November 1, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23949-7
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  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £79.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: November 1, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23948-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contested Transparencies, Social Movements and the Public Sphere
Book Subtitle
Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives
Editors
  • Stefan Berger
  • Dimitrij Owetschkin
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23949-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23949-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23948-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 253
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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