Understanding when repression will help or hurt a movement

    When repression backfires, it can galvanize movements. But sometimes it does the opposite. What explains these different outcomes?

    Resistance Studies is a collaborative effort between academics and activists, or “professors of the street,” that promotes the analysis of and support for nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience around the world. This includes the Resistance Studies Initiative at UMass Amherst, scholars in the Resistance Studies Network and the interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed Journal of Resistance Studies.

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