Citizenship Rights and Social Movements: A Comparative and Statistical Analysis

Synopsis

This is the first truly comparative study of the relationship between social movements and citizenship rights. Focusing on the experiences of Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Spain, the authors employ sophisticated quantitative research methods to measure comparative variations between these two factors, analyzing their relationship both within and across national cases. They proceed to test the main connections made between movements and rights in both theory and history, evaluating these in the light of the experience of modern authoritarian regimes.