The events of 1968 are intimately connected to the student and worker protests in France in May of that year. But the 1968 movement had greater long-term impact elsewhere, notably in Italy and the United States, argues Sidney Tarrow.
(b. 1938) is a political scientist and sociologist whose research has focused on comparative politics, social movements, political parties, collective action and political sociology. He is Emeritus Maxwell Upson Professor of Government and Sociology at Cornell University. Tarrow’s books include Power in Movement: Collective Action, Social Movements and Politics (Cambridge University Press, 1994) and Dynamics of Contention (with Doug McAdam and Charles Tilly; Cambridge University Press, 2001).