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Title:Staging a 'revolution': the 2011-12 electoral protests in Senegal
Author:Demarest, Leila
Year:2016
Periodical:African Studies Review (ISSN 1555-2462)
Volume:59
Issue:3
Pages:61-82
Language:English
Geographic term:Senegal
Subjects:elections
protest
financing
Link:https://doi.org/10.1017/asr.2016.78
Abstract:This paper advances a resource mobilization perspective on the 2011-12 electoral protests in Senegal based on social movement theory. Motivational explanations, in the form of grievance accounts, have already been used to explain successful protest mobilization in this case. Here the emphasis is placed on organizational efforts and the financial and human resources behind social movements. Using this approach to analyze the rise and fall of the social movement created to protest against President Abdoulaye Wade reveals its strategic role for opposition parties and their leaders. These findings add nuance to the perception of a democratic revolution in Senegal. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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