The Algerian hirak: Citizenship, non-violence, and the new movement for democracy

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    Abstract

    On 22 February 2019, Algeria saw the emergence of a peaceful movement for democracy, which brought ordinary people to the streets on an unprecedented scale. Known as the hirak, weekly marches of millions led to President Bouteflika standing down, and to senior politicians and business elites being arrested and tried for corruption. Largely unreported in the West, this phenomenal mobilisation continued until 2020. How have Algerians taken on such a powerful regime, without violence, despite deep frustrations and a history of violent political change? What are the implications for future democratic reform, civil society and citizenship in Algeria?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Condition of Democracy
    Subtitle of host publicationVolume 3: Postcolonial and Settler Colonial Contexts
    EditorsJürgen Mackert, Bryan S. Turner, Hannah Wolf
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
    Chapter1
    Pages17-32
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9781003158387
    ISBN (Print)9780367745387
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2021

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    • Social Sciences(all)

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