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  1. Terror, Terrorism, Terrorists.Charles Tilly - 2004 - Sociological Theory 22 (1):5-13.
    The terms terror, terrorism, and terrorist do not identify causally coherent and distinct social phenomena but strategies that recur across a wide variety of actors and political situations. Social scientists who reify the terms confuse themselves and render a disservice to public discussion. The U.S. government's own catalogs of terrorist events actually support both claims.
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  2. Changing Forms of Inequality.Charles Tilly - 2003 - Sociological Theory 21 (1):31-36.
    Individual sorting models prevail in current explanations of inequality, but individual sorting systems form rarely and depend on extensive institutional infrastructure. Inequality results more generally from the conjunction of socially organized categories with (a) clique control of value-producing resources, (b) clique deployment of those resources in relations of exploitation and/or opportunity with members of subordinated or excluded categories, backed up by (c) emulation and adaptation. Historically, major value-producing resources in the production of inequality have included coercive means, labor, animals, land, (...)
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  3. Observations of Social Processes and Their Formal Representations.Charles Tilly - 2004 - Sociological Theory 22 (4):595-602.
    Distinctions between quantitative and qualitative social science misrepresent the actual choices confronting analysts of observations concerning social processes. Analysts regularly (if not always self-consciously) choose between adopting and avoiding formal representations of social processes. Despite widespread prejudices to the contrary, formalisms are available and helpful for all sorts of social scientific evidence, including those commonly labeled as qualitative. Available formalisms vary in two important regards: (1) from direct to analogical representation of the evidence at hand; and (2) from numerical to (...)
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    Trust and Rule.Charles Tilly - 2004 - Theory and Society 33 (1):1-30.
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    Inequality, Democratization, and De-Democratization.Charles Tilly - 2003 - Sociological Theory 21 (1):37-43.
    Reversions from democratic to undemocratic regimes have often occurred historically and continue to occur frequently. Both increases in categorical inequality across a regime's subject population and declines in the insulation of public politics from categorical inequality tend to de-democratize regimes. A general account of democratization and de-democratization yields a series of conjectures concerning the processes by which changes in categorical inequality threaten democracy.
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    Social Boundary Mechanisms.Charles Tilly - 2004 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34 (2):211-236.
    Social boundaries separate us fromthem. Explaining the formation, transformation, activation, and suppression of social boundaries presents knotty problems. It helps to distinguish two sets of mechanisms: (1) those that precipitate boundary change and (2) those that constitute boundary change. Properly speaking, only the constitutive mechanisms produce the effects of boundary change as such. Precipitants of boundary change include encounter, imposition, borrowing, conversation, and incentive shift. Constitutive mechanisms include inscription–erasure, activation–deactivation, site transfer, and relocation. Effects of boundary change include attack–defense sequences. (...)
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    The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis.E. Goodin Robert & Tilly Charles (eds.) - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
    The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science is a ten-volume set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of political science. This volume, The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis, sets out to synthesize and critique for the first time those approaches to political science that offer a more fine-grained qualitative analysis of the political world. The work in the volume has a common aim in being sensitive to the thoughts of contextual nuances that disappear from (...)
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    Parliamentarization of Popular Contention in Great Britain, 1758-1834.Charles Tilly - 1997 - Theory and Society 26 (2-3):245-273.
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    Processes and Mechanisms of Democratization.Charles Tilly - 2000 - Sociological Theory 18 (1):1-16.
    Unlike Artistotle's analysis, recent treatments of democratization identify pathways and propose necessary conditions but fall short of specifying cause-effect relations. Democratization does not follow a single path, and is unlikely to have universally applicable necessary or sufficient conditions. A political process analysis of democratization defines it as movement toward broad citizenship, equal citizenship, binding consultation of citizens, and protection of citizens from arbitrary state action. High levels of all four elements depend on a significant degree of state capacity. Democratization emerges (...)
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  10. Big Structures, Large Processes, Huge Comparisons.Charles Tilly & Russell Sage Foundation - 1984
     
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    States and Nationalism in Europe 1492–1992.Charles Tilly - 1994 - Theory and Society 23 (1):131-146.
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  12. War Making and State Making as Organized Crime.Charles Tilly - 2009 - In Matt Zwolinski (ed.), Arguing About Political Philosophy. Routledge. pp. 8--78.
     
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    [Book Review] the Contentious French. [REVIEW]Charles Tilly - 1989 - Science and Society 53 (1):124-125.
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    A Primer on Citizenship.Charles Tilly - 1997 - Theory and Society 26 (4):599-603.
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    Event Catalogs as Theories.Charles Tilly - 2002 - Sociological Theory 20 (2):248-254.
    All empirical social research rests, at least implicitly, on not one but two theories: a theory explaining the phenomenon under study, another theory explaining the generation of evidence concerning the phenomenon. The two theories necessarily interact, setting important constraints on each other. The second theory answers questions about how the phenomenon leaves traces, how analysts can observe those traces, and how analysts can reconstruct attributes, elements, causes, and effects of the phenomenon from those traces. As employed in studies of contentious (...)
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    Cities, States, and Trust Networks: Chapter 1 of Cities and States in World History. [REVIEW]Charles Tilly - 2010 - Theory and Society 39 (3-4):265-280.
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    Social Movements and (All Sorts of) Other Political Interactions–Local, National, and International–Including Identities.Charles Tilly - 1998 - Theory and Society 27 (4):453-480.
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    Cities and States in Europe, 1000–1800.Charles Tilly - 1989 - Theory and Society 18 (5):563-584.
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    Reasons Why.Charles Tilly - 2004 - Sociological Theory 22 (3):445-454.
    Reasons-organized answers to the question "Why does (did, should) X do Y?"-vary between formulas and cause-effect accounts in one dimension and between popular and specialized statements on the other. Conventions, explanatory stories, codified justifications, and technical accounts all qualify as reasons. Choices among types of reasons and contents within each type vary as a function of social relations between givers and receivers. As professional analysts of reasons for social processes as well as of reasons that social actors provide for their (...)
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    George Caspar Homans and the Rest of Us.Charles Tilly - 1990 - Theory and Society 19 (3):261-268.
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  21. Mikrogeschichte, Makrogeschichte Komplementär Oder Inkommensurabel?Jürgen Schlumbohm, Maurizio Gribaudi, Giovanni Levi & Charles Tilly - 1998
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    Political Identities in Changing Polities.Charles Tilly - 2003 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 70 (2):605-619.
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    Getting It Together in Burgundy, 1675–1975.Charles Tilly - 1977 - Theory and Society 4 (4):479-504.
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    Flows of Capital and Forms of Industry in Europe, 1500–1900.Charles Tilly - 1983 - Theory and Society 12 (2):123-142.
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    Future History.Charles Tilly - 1988 - Theory and Society 17 (5):703-712.
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    Introduction.Louise Tilly & Charles Tilly - 1980 - Theory and Society 9 (5):667-668.
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    Space for Capital, Space for States.Charles Tilly - 1986 - Theory and Society 15 (1-2):301-309.
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    Two Callings of Social History.Charles Tilly - 1980 - Theory and Society 9 (5):679-681.
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    Ethnic Conflict in the Soviet Union.Charles Tilly - 1991 - Theory and Society 20 (5):569-580.
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    Major Forms of Collective Action in Western Europe 1500–1975.Charles Tilly - 1976 - Theory and Society 3 (3):365-375.
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  31. The Age of Capital, 1848-1875.E. J. Hobsbawm, Charles Tilly, Louise Tilly & Richard Tilly - 1978 - Science and Society 42 (1):94-97.
     
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    In Search of Revolution.Charles Tilly - 1994 - Theory and Society 23 (6):799-803.
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    Contentious Choices.Charles Tilly - 2004 - Theory and Society 33 (3/4):473-481.
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    Solidary Logics.Charles Tilly - 1988 - Theory and Society 17 (3):451-458.
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    As Sociology Meets History.George A. Kelly & Charles Tilly - 1983 - History and Theory 22 (2):207.
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    It Depends.Charles Tilly & Robert E. Goodin - 2006 - In Robert E. Goodin & Charles Tilly (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis. Oxford University Press. pp. 3--32.
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    Contentious Conversation.Charles Tilly - 1998 - Social Research 65.
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    The Vendee.Alfred Cobban & Charles Tilly - 1966 - History and Theory 5 (2):198.
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    Survey Article: Power—Top Down and Bottom Up.Charles Tilly - 1999 - Journal of Political Philosophy 7 (3):330–352.
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    The State of Nationalism.Charles Tilly - 1996 - Critical Review 10 (2):299-306.
    Abstract John Breuilly's Nationalism and the State provides an indispensable guide to the history of nationalist doctrines and practices since 1800. Yet it misses a crucial dynamic. Top?down nationalizing efforts by European rulers generated bottom?up demands for autonomy or independence by political entrepreneurs claiming to represent distinct nations. Those demands gained credibility and strength when third parties such as great powers and international organizations validated them. This process established an evolving international procedure and an incentive structure that promote top?down suppression (...)
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    The Analysis of a Counter-Revolution.Charles Tilly - 1963 - History and Theory 3 (1):30-58.
    No theory of revolution is complete without explaining counter-revolutions. Historians of the Vend6e uprising have compiled evidence consonant with a "psychological" explanation style which directs our attention to motives of a few actors capable of conscious collective action; historiographical questions have been about motives -and responsibility . Thus sources giving direct accounts of the events and testimony of the participants' intentions have been exploited rather than the Vend6e election records. This inhibits careful distinctions among the groups whose behavior is to (...)
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    Models and Realities of Popular Collective Action.Charles Tilly - 1985 - Social Research 52.
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    New Ways in History.Charles Tilly - 1967 - History and Theory 6 (2):247.
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    State and Counterrevolution in France.Charles Tilly - 1989 - Social Research 56.
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    Since Gilgamesh.Charles Tilly - 1986 - Social Research 53.
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    The Times Literary Supplement, "New Ways in History". [REVIEW]Charles Tilly - 1967 - History and Theory 6 (2):247.
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    The Time of States.Charles Tilly - 1994 - Social Research 61:269-298.
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    Futures of European States.Charles Tilly - 1992 - Social Research 59:705-718.
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    Paris, a Literary Companion.Charles Tilly - 1990 - History of European Ideas 12 (1):140-141.
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    France, Soldiers and Africa.Charles Tilly - 1990 - History of European Ideas 12 (1):139-140.
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