Transnational Repression, Diaspora Mobilization, and the Case of The Arab Spring

  title={Transnational Repression, Diaspora Mobilization, and the Case of The Arab Spring},
  author={Dana Moss},
  journal={Social Problems},
  • D. Moss
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Social Problems
Do authoritarian states deter dissent in the diaspora? Using data on Libyan and Syrian activism in the United States and Great Britain, this study demonstrates that they do through violence, exile, threats, surveillance, and by harming dissidents’ relatives at home. The analysis finds that the transnational repression of these diasporas deterred public anti-regime mobilization before the Arab Spring. I then identify the mechanisms by which Libyans and Syrians overcame these effects during the… Expand

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