Defense Date

11-15-2010

Graduation Date

2010

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MA

Department

Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Daniel Lieberfeld

Committee Member

Clifford Bob

Keywords

Civil-Society, non-violent, Poland, Revolutions, Schock, Serbia

Abstract

What enables some non-violent revolutions to succeed while others do not? Examining Poland's nonviolent revolution of 1989 and Serbia's Bulldozer Revolution in 2000 as case studies, this thesis analyzes the impact of certain factors on the success of non-violent protests. This thesis argues that states are more likely to achieve revolution through peaceful measures if these factors are present prior to revolution. In this research, I examine the impact of these factors in Poland in 1989 and in Serbia in 2000. Additionally, this comparative case study will generate hypotheses about the main factors explaining the outcomes that can be investigated in other cases.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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