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Inconsistent Colors: The Role of Social Movement Organizations in Post-Color Revolution States

Kaley Hanenkrat

Title:
Inconsistent Colors: The Role of Social Movement Organizations in Post-Color Revolution States
Author(s):
Hanenkrat, Kaley
Thesis Advisor(s):
Giuliano, Elise
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Type:
Undergraduate theses
Department:
Political Science (Barnard College)
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Notes:
B.A., Barnard College.
Abstract:
Over the course of the last decade, Eastern Europe and Central Asia have experienced similar non-violent, pro-democratic social movements led by Social Movement Organizations. In contrast, though, post-social movement states are not equally democratic today. In this essay, I analyze where the SMOs that led three of the Color Revolutions, Kmara, Pora, and Otpor, changed the course of democratization in Georgia, Ukraine, and Serbia, respectively. From this analysis, I conclude that the decision of SMO activists to actively engage with the newly established democratic regime as both opposition and as following a social movement is more beneficial for democratization than passively challenging and more feasible than other means.
Subject(s):
East European studies
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