Popular Mobilization and Empowerment in Georgia's Rose Revolution

Popular Mobilization and Empowerment in Georgia's Rose Revolution

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While other studies explain the Rose Revolution in terms of the contribution of the "power players," Popular Mobilization and Empowerment in Georgia's Rose Revolution, by Kelli Hash-Gonzalez, adds to our understanding by examining the revolution from the perspective of ordinary citizens. This in-depth study shows how the movement frames targeted people's emotions, as well as their beliefs and values to more effectively mobilize a critical mass. This achievement was surprising, given the hopelessness, cynicism, and alienation in the region's political culture.
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  • Hardback | 180 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
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  • 0739173545
  • 9780739173541

About Kelli Hash-Gonzalez

Kelli Hash-Gonzalez is a foreign media monitor and analyst focusing on Georgia and Russia. Dr. Hash-Gonzalez was previously assistant director at the Center for Black Sea-Caspian Studies at American University.
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Table of contents

Introduction. Emotions, Beliefs, and Political Protest Chapter 1. The Soviet Legacy and Georgian Political Culture Chapter 2. Preheating Society Chapter 3. The Last Straw Chapter 4. Framing and Cognitive Liberation Epilogue Appendix 1. A Note on Methods Appendix 2. Complete List of Interviews Cited
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