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Repression and Protest. Structural Models and Strategic Interactions

Abstract : The recent wave of upheavals and revolts in Northern Africa and the Middle East goes back to an old question often raised by theories of collective action: does repression act as a negative or positive incentive for further mobilization? Through a review of the vast literature devoted to this question, this article aims to go beyond theoretical and methodological dead-ends. The article moves on to non-Western settings in order to better understand, via a macro-sociological and dynamic approach, the causal effects between mobilizations and repression. It pleads for a meso- and micro-level approach to this issue: an approach that puts analytical emphasis both on protest organizations and on individual activists’ careers.
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Hélène Combes, Olivier Fillieule. Repression and Protest. Structural Models and Strategic Interactions. Revue Francaise de Science Politique, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, 2011, 61 (6), pp.1047 - 1072. ⟨10.3917/rfsp.616.1047⟩. ⟨hal-03461458⟩

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