Mobilizing for democracy comparing 1989 and 2011 donatella della porta bridges social movements studies and democratization studies fills a gap by in the literature by looking at episodes of democratization through the lens of social movement studies. The comparison of different cases of civil society mobilization within two waves of protests for democracy in central eastern europe in 1989 and in the middle east and north africa mena in 2011 allows describing and theorizing about causal mechanisms and conditions as they emerge in mobilizations for democracy. The events of the arab spring and the colour revolutions in the former soviet republics have added to growing interest in the role of collective social protest in facilitating regime change in this book donatella della porta compares the processes of regime change that unfolded in eastern europe . Get this from a library mobilizing for democracy comparing 1989 and 2011 donatella della porta while the pictures used to illustrate the most recent wave of protests for democracy in north africa represent mass protest research on social movements and democratisation have rarely interacted . In 2011 she was the recipient of the mattei dogan prize for distinguished achievements in the field of political sociology her main fields of research are social movements the policing of public order participatory democracy and political corruption
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