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Mobilizing for Democracy: Comparing 1989 and 2011

Donatella della Porta


Strangely enough, while the pictures used to illustrate the most recent wave of protests for democracy in North Africa represent mass protest, research on social movements and democratization have rarely interacted. This volume aims at filling this gap by looking at episodes of democratization through the lenses of social movement studies. Without assuming that democratization is always produced from below, the author singles out different paths of democratization by looking at the ways in which the masses interacted with the elites, and protest with bargaining: eventful democratization, parti ... More

Keywords: social movements, protest, democratization, revolutions, authoritarian regimes, civil society, Eastern Europe, MENA region

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199689323
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689323.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donatella della Porta, author
European University Institute, Professor of Sociology