World Protests 2006-2013
Initiative for Policy Dialogue and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York Working Paper No. 2013
91 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2014 Last revised: 16 May 2015
Date Written: September 27, 2013
This study analyzes 843 protests occurring between January 2006 and July 2013 in 87 countries covering over 90% of world population. The paper focuses on: (i) major grievances driving world protests (ii) who is demonstrating, what protest methods they use, and who are they opposed to (iii) achievements and repression of social movements in the short term, and (iv) the main policy demands of world demonstrators. The paper calls for policy-makers to listen, whether messages are articulate or communicate only through frustration and violence.
Keywords: protests, riots, social movements, campaigns, demonstrations, austerity, crisis, democracy, inequality, social justice
JEL Classification: D74, I3, J5, J83, P16, F6
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