Ivan Marovic / Veteran, Otpor
Dr. Lester Kurtz / Professor of Sociology, George Mason University
Date: Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Description: One of the most visible and widely recognized challenges faced by a social movement is repression in the form of violence and intimidation. Although it can hinder a movement, repression can also “backfire” against a movement’s adversary. Sometimes the outrage that it causes also increases a movement’s mobilization and international sympathy. The outrage may also cause divisions among the adversary’s supporters as well as defections among his security forces. Backfire and defections, however, are not guaranteed and they usually come as a result of a movement’s deliberate strategies.
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