Minds of the Movement

An ICNC blog on the people and power of civil resistance

Cécile Mouly

Cécile Mouly is a French scholar based in Ecuador. She is a research professor specialized in peace and conflict studies at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), and a practitioner in the field. She holds a Ph.D. in International Studies from Cambridge University and has published several academic works on civil resistance. She is one of the organizers and facilitators of the regional institute on the study and practice of strategic nonviolent action in the Americas jointly organized by ICNC, FLACSO Ecuador, the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador and the foundation CEMPROC.

Cécile Mouly es una académica francesa basada en Ecuador. Es profesora investigadora especializada en los estudios de paz y conflictos en la Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) y tiene experiencia práctica en el campo. Tiene un Ph.D. en Estudios Internacionales de la Universidad de Cambridge y ha publicado varios trabajos académicos sobre resistencia civil. Es una de las organizadoras y facilitadoras del programa regional para el estudio y la práctica de la acción noviolenta estratégica en las Américas conjuntamente con ICNC, FLACSO Ecuador, la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador y la fundación CEMPROC.

Writings from Cécile Mouly

Articles

Movement Commentary

¿Qué podemos aprender de las protestas en Ecuador?

El 2 de octubre de 2019 el presidente de Ecuador Lenin Moreno, mediante el decreto 883, anunció la eliminación de los subsidios a la gasolina y el diésel, lo que desencadenó 11 días de protestas. Las protestas terminaron el 13 de octubre con un acuerdo entre el Gobierno y el movimiento indígena – el principal grupo que se oponía a la medida – para derogarlo y reemplazarlo por otro elaborado en consulta con el movimiento. […]

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Movement Commentary

What Can We Learn from the Ecuador Protests?

Last October, Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno announced the removal of petrol and diesel subsidies, sparking 11 days of protests. The protests ended on October 13, following an agreement between the government and the indigenous movement—the main group opposing the move. A resolution was swift, but state repression and violence from both within the resistance movement and by outside actors left eight dead and over 1,300 injured. With such a heavy toll in such a short time, can the movement truly be considered a success? More importantly, what can be learned from this episode? […]

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Scholarship & Research

Resisting War: Insights from a New Frontier in Civil Resistance Studies

Civil resistance isn’t always about masses of people in the streets calling for the downfall of authoritarian regimes. At this moment, in many countries around the world, unarmed civilians living in warzones are resisting armed groups in surprising and subtle ways. As we have gotten deeper into this new research frontier, we’ve made […]

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