Where Did the Revolution Go?: Contentious Politics and the Quality of Democracy (Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics) (Hardcover)

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Where Did the Revolution Go? considers the apparent disappearance of the large social movements that have contributed to democratization. Revived by recent events of the Arab Spring, this question is once again paramount. Is the disappearance real, given the focus of mass media and scholarship on electoral processes and 'normal politics'? Does it always happen, or only under certain circumstances? Are those who struggled for change destined to be disappointed by the slow pace of transformation? Which mechanisms are activated and deactivated during the rise and fall of democratization? This volume addresses these questions through empirical analysis based on quantitative and qualitative methods (including oral history) of cases in two waves of democratization: Central Eastern European cases in 1989 as well as cases in the Middle East and Mediterranean region in 2011.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781107173712
ISBN-10: 110717371X
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: November 28th, 2016
Pages: 430
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics