The Consequences of Social Movements: Taking Stock and Looking Forward

  title={The Consequences of Social Movements: Taking Stock and Looking Forward},
  author={Lorenzo Bosi and Marco Giugni and Katrin Uba},
Citizens of both democratic and authoritarian countries seem to become less supportive of those in power and more willing to use non-conventional forms of collective action for putting pressure on authorities. This was the case, for example, during the past few years, with the major upsurges of protest, in Eastern Europe (Coloured Revolutions), in the Middle East (Arab Spring), in Southern Europe (the Indignados in Spain, the Agonaktismenoi in Greece), in the United States (Occupy Wall Street… 
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  • 2018
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