Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

How Social Movements Die: Repression and Demobilization of the Republic of New Africa

Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

How Social Movements Die: Repression and Demobilization of the Republic of New Africa

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Davenport, Christian. How Social Movements Die: Repression and Demobilization of the Republic of New Africa. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014, pp.352, ISBN: 9781107613874.

Drawing on organizational, as well as individual-level, explanations, the author of this book argues that social movement death is the outgrowth of a co-evolutionary dynamic whereby challengers, influenced by their understanding of what states will do to oppose them, attempt to recruit, motivate, calm, and prepare constituents while governments attempt to hinder all of these processes at the same time. Hence, he employs a previously unavailable database that contains information on the provisional government of the Republic of New Africa (RNA), and the activities of authorities in the U. …

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