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Book review: mobilizing for democracy: comparing 1989 and 2011 by Donatella Della Porta

Ali Farah, Asma (2014) Book review: mobilizing for democracy: comparing 1989 and 2011 by Donatella Della Porta. LSE Review of Books (20 May 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

This volume aims to look at episodes of democratization through the lens of social movement studies. With case studies focused on Central Eastern Europe in 1989 and in the Middle East and North Africa in 2011, Donatella Della Porta presents theories on causal mechanisms and conditions as they emerge in mobilizations for democracy. This is an exhaustive and empirically rich work that will attract readers interested in learning more about the role of those ‘from below’ in democratization and the dynamics of protests, writes Asma Ali Farah. It is only a pity that on some occasions, the author does not substantiate her thought-provoking claims with more solid evidence.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2014 10:59
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2014 10:59
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57490

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