By Merouan Mekouar

Why and the way perform a little acts of protest set off mass mobilization whereas others don't? utilizing the circumstances of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya, Mekouar argues that profitable mass mobilization is the results of a shock issue, whose effect and exceptionality is amplified by means of the presence of influential political brokers through the early section of protest, in addition to by means of regime violence and weird media assurance. jointly this learn argues that those components create a notion of exceptionality, which breaks the in the neighborhood to be had cognitive heuristic initially in desire of the regime, and hence creates the required stipulations for mobilization to ensue. This booklet presents a distinct dialectical photograph of mobilization in North Africa via focusing either at the viewpoint of these who mobilized opposed to their neighborhood regimes and individuals of the safety forces who have been answerable for preventing them. in addition, it deals a first-hand account of the tumultuous days previous authoritarian cave in and explains the mechanisms wherein political swap occurs.

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