In a statement to TAP on the fringes of an exhibition organised by the FTDES at the Tunis Information Gallery on social movements
on the occasion of the celebration of the 14th of January Revolution Day, he emphasized the urgency of dealing with outstanding social issues to advance the democratic process.
Discussion encompasses normative theories of democracy, and the role of social movements
in referendum campaigns.
The theories of social movements
and counterpublics are related, but distinct.
Across a variety of movements and in different country contexts, the authors of this text argued that NGOs undermine social movements
The subnational design and case comparisons also will appeal to scholars of local-level social movements
No one said that the work of mass social movements
would be easy.
New social movements
left their mark in the pursuit of expansive, new collective identities, autonomy, principles of solidarity and the perpetual search for the optimal blend of the spontaneous potential of the masses and organised socially oriented political actions (Pavlovic 1987, pp.
For Aziz Choudry (2015), author of Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements
, learning and knowledge production, as well as theory and strategy development among social movements
, are best understood through engagement and dialogue that occur within the movements themselves.
Once social movements
arise, opposition from government officials and private groups will likely appear and may coalesce into a countermovement that asserts competing claims and also seeks public attention and legitimacy.
Moreover, 25 years have passed since publication of the last English-language anthology to bring together research on a wide variety of Mexican social movements
(Foweraker and Craig 1990).
How Social Movements
Die: Repression and Demobilization of the Republic of New Africa.
Summary: Abderrahman Hedhili, President of the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES) gave African Manager an exclusive interview in which he predicted a massive return of social movements
Among the most important political actors, not only after January 2011 but also during the last decade of Mubarak's rule, were social movements
The collection of articles in the eleventh volume of Protest, Culture and Society Series explores the complex interrelations between social movements
and the mass media from 1968 to the present day.
Handbook of Political Citizenship and Social Movements