Why do some pro-democracy movements succeed while others fail?
From the French Revolution to the present, social movements have been central forces behind efforts to bring down dictatorships and promote democratic transition. Some of these movements have been successful in forging peaceful democratic transitions, others have been violently shut down as dictators successfully clung to power.
Why do some pro-democracy movements succeed while others fail? The project, Mobilizing for and against Democracy (MoDe), seeks to answer this question by focusing on the different social groups that mobilize for and against democratization.