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World Protests 2006-2013


Isabel Ortiz


United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO); Initiative for Policy Dialogue

Sara L. Burke


Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Mohamed Berrada


Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung; The New School for Social Research

Hernan Cortes


Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

September 27, 2013

Initiative for Policy Dialogue and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York Working Paper No. 2013

Abstract:     
This 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.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 91

Keywords: protests, riots, social movements, campaigns, demonstrations, austerity, crisis, democracy, inequality, social justice

JEL Classification: D74, I3, J5, J83, P16, F6


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Date posted: January 3, 2014 ; Last revised: May 16, 2015

Suggested Citation

Ortiz, Isabel and Burke, Sara L. and Berrada, Mohamed and Cortes, Hernan, World Protests 2006-2013 (September 27, 2013). Initiative for Policy Dialogue and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York Working Paper No. 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2374098 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2374098

Contact Information

Isabel Ortiz (Contact Author)
United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO) ( email )
ILO HQ, Route des Morillons 4
Geneva, 1211
Switzerland
+41227996226 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.ilo.org/
Initiative for Policy Dialogue ( email )
Columbia University
New York, NY
United States
HOME PAGE: http://policydialogue.org/programs/taskforces/global_social_justice/
Sara L. Burke
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung ( email )
747 Third Avenue, Suite 22B
New York, NY 10017
United States
Mohamed Berrada
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung ( email )
747 Third Avenue, Suite 22B
New York, NY 10017
United States
The New School for Social Research ( email )
Room 1116
6 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States
Hernan Cortes
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung ( email )
747 Third Avenue, Suite 22B
New York, NY 10017
United States
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