Protest Mobilization & Democratization in a Comparative Perspective Public Deposited

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  • March 19, 2019
  • Kadivar, Mohammad Ali
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology
  • What is the effect of protest mobilization on democratic transition and durability? This dissertation argues that protest mobilization increases the odds for a democratic transition, but it is the length of the mobilization that matters for the durability of new democratic regimes. In particular, sustained unarmed uprisings have generated the longest-lasting new democracies – largely because they are forced to develop an organizational structure that provides a leadership cadre for the new regime, forges links between the government and society, and strengthens checks on the power of the post-transition government. I use quantitative methods, comparative case studies, and a detailed case study of Egypt to demonstrate this argument.
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  • Bail, Christopher
  • Andrews, Kenneth
  • Kurzman, Charles
  • Robertson, Graeme
  • Caren, Neal
  • Doctor of Philosophy
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2016

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