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Call for papers: Social Resistance in Non-Democracies, Lund
June 30, 2014 - 00:00
Symposium dates: 24-26 November 2014
Deadline proposals: 30 June 2014
Venue: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University, Sweden.
About the symposium
Unlike the situation in liberal democratic states, social resistance in non-democracies faces higher risks of coercive suppression, and encounters more constraints in terms of accessing resources or mobilizing support from the community. Such limitations force social resistance actors to adapt themselves frequently throughout their lifespan in response to pressures imposed on them. To endure in a restricted political environment, social resistance within these states may be in the form of passive, latent, or quiet activities, yet yield significant political consequences.
This symposium aims to understand different types of social resistance in non-democracies, and to what extent they have yielded significant political claims. How and why are some social resistance movements successful in eliciting reactions and compromises from the state, while others do not? Through analyzing case studies from Asia, this symposium also compares the active and dynamic power relationships between social resistance actors and the regimes, as well as reactions of the regimes towards these resistances.
For more information, please visit http://www.ace.lu.se/activities/focus-asia/november-2014