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Symposium at Lund: Social Resistance in Non-Democracies

November 25, 2014 - 00:00-November 26, 2014 - 00:00

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.
All sessions of Focus Asia are open to the public and admission is free of charge. Those interested in attending this symposium should register for the symposium no later than 15 November 2014.
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Symposium at Lund: Social Resistance in Non-Democracies


November 25, 2014 - 00:00
November 26, 2014 - 00:00