Origins of the movement’s strategy: The case of the Serbian youth movement Otpor

  title={Origins of the movement’s strategy: The case of the Serbian youth movement Otpor},
  author={Olena Nikolayenko},
  journal={International Political Science Review},
  pages={140 - 158}
  • O. Nikolayenko
  • Published 1 March 2013
  • Sociology
  • International Political Science Review
Using the case of the Serbian social movement Otpor (Resistance), this article argues that learning is critical to the development of an effective movement strategy. This article specifies three learning mechanisms: (1) participation in previous protest campaigns, (2) the cross-national diffusion of ideas, and (3) within-movement deliberation practices. The empirical analysis is based upon semi-structured interviews with former movement participants. This research seeks to contribute to the… Expand
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