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作者 Mueller, Lisa, 1985- author
書名 Political protest in contemporary Africa / Lisa Mueller
出版項 Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
國際標準書號 9781108423670 (Hardback)
9781108438254 (Paperback)
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 人文社會聯圖  JQ1879.A15 M84 2018    在架上    30650020079253
說明 xi, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-260) and index
"Some observers see the third wave of protests in Sub-Saharan Africa as a politically motivated revolution of the middle class akin to the Arab Spring, whereas others label it a materially-driven revolt of the chronically poor. These interpretations are not mutually exclusive. Members of an emerging middle class desire political influence commensurate with their economic status and possess the money, education, communication skills, and political autonomy that make them effective protest organizers. Meanwhile, most rank-and- file protesters in Sub-Saharan Africa are not middle-class but rather live at a subsistence level. This group is motivated mainly by material concerns-especially low expectations of upward mobility-and not by grievances against a ruling regime"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Political participation -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Protest movements -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Middle class -- Political activity -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Poor -- Political activity -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Politics and government -- 21st century
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