Government Response to National Protest

Yang SU

In a comparative effort, this study looks at the state reaction to a national protest in the critical moments of “People Power and Regime Crisis.” Examples include the Tahrir Square in Egypt in 2011 and the Tiananmen Square in 1989. The project explores the regime-change (hence revolutionary) potential of non-violent protest; it also asks the question when the regime would pull the trigger of a military crackdown. 

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