What do recent regional or global trends of mass protests tell us about the state of democracy and authoritarianism and about state-society relations more generally?
The ZOiS Conference 2021 (Centre for East European and International Studies) explores the factors shaping recent waves of protest activism. Are there similarities in the strategies of mobilization used across regimes, spaces, countries and regions? What is the age profile of those who make themselves heard in different political settings around the world? What is the role of different off- and online-spaces enabling or constraining mobilization? Has Covid-19 changed the politics from below?
Through dialogue between different academic disciplines and area expertise, the conference will assess whether regional and global trends of mobilization from below fit into a democratization paradigm or whether it constitutes a new, local and potentially more radical form of politics that transcends the dividing line between democratic and authoritarian regimes.
ZOiS Conference 2021
When: 27 – 28 January 2021
Where: Online (Zoom conference) | Further Information and Registration