By Merouan Mekouar

Why and the way do a little acts of protest set off mass mobilization whereas others don't? utilizing the situations of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya, Mekouar argues that profitable mass mobilization is the results of a shock issue, whose effect and exceptionality is amplified through the presence of influential political brokers through the early section of protest, in addition to by means of regime violence and strange media insurance. jointly this research argues that those components create a notion of exceptionality, which breaks the in the community on hand cognitive heuristic initially in want of the regime, and hence creates the required stipulations for mobilization to happen. This ebook offers a distinct dialectical photo of mobilization in North Africa via focusing either at the viewpoint of these who mobilized opposed to their neighborhood regimes and participants of the protection forces who have been chargeable for preventing them. furthermore, it bargains a first-hand account of the tumultuous days previous authoritarian cave in and explains the mechanisms in which political swap occurs.

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