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Civil Resistance and Democratization
October 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am
A groundbreaking new monograph, “When Civil Resistance Succeeds: Building Democracy After Popular Nonviolent Uprisings,” by Jonathan Pinckney, published by the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), demonstrates that nonviolent movements make democratic transitions more likely and lead to stronger democracies.Drawing from decades of data, refined statistical analysis and in-depth case studies, the monograph identifies the role of civil resistance in maximizing democratic consolidation and addresses why some nonviolent revolutions lead to successful democratization and others do not. It further shares insights about what activists and their allies, including members of the policy community, can do to increase the odds of successful democratic consolidation. How likely are civil resistance movements to lead to democratic transitions? Some cases, such as Georgia (2003), Ukraine (2004 & 2014), and Nepal (2006) show mixed results. However, the outcomes of nonviolent movements in the Philippines (1986), Chile (1988), Poland (1989), South Africa (1992), Serbia (2000), Tunisia (2011) and Burkina Faso (2015) may lead to optimism while cases such as Egypt (2011), Yemen (2011), and Syria (2011) provide grounds for pessimism. Join for a presentation by Dr. Pinckney followed by a panel discussion. Speakers: **Maria Stephan, Director, Program on Nonviolent Action, U.S. Institute of Peace, introductory remarks **Hardy Merriman, President, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, introductory remarks Moderator: **Dr. Maciej Bartkowski, Senior Director, Education and Research, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict Panelists: **Dr. Jonathan Pinckney, Research Fellow, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict; Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Norwegian University of Technology and Science; and External Associate, Peace Research Institute of Oslo **Melinda Haring, Editor, UkraineAlert blog at the Atlantic Council; Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute **Nancy Okail, Executive Director, The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy WHEN: Wednesday, October 10, 10:00am – 11:30am WHERE: U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037> FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://www.usip.org/events/civil-resistance-and-democratization