World Protests 2006-2013


Ortiz, I., Burke, S., Berrada, M. & Cortés, H. (2013). World Protests 2006-2013. Working Paper 2013. New York: Initiative for Policy Dialogue and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York - Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Retrieved May 01, 2014 from

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e-Democracy | Politics and Political Science




This September 2013 study analyzes 843 protests occurring between January 2006 and July 2013 in 87 countries covering over 90% of world population. The paper focuses on: (i) major grievances driving world protests (ii) who is demonstrating, what protest methods they use, and who are they opposed to (iii) achievements and repression of social movements in the short term, and (iv) the main policy demands of world demonstrators. The paper calls for policy-makers to listen, whether messages are articulate or communicate only through frustration and violence.