Overcoming the Challenges of Transitional Mobilization

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Civic engagement and mobilization vary in political transitions that originate in nonviolent action, with ramifications for long-term peace and democracy. This report provides recommendations for resolving common challenges that arise during the transition period, drawing on insights from the 2011 Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia and the 2018 Velvet Revolution in Armenia. In particular, the report focuses on the importance of managing relationships among activists, between activists and transitional governments, and between activists and the international community.

United States Institute of Peace Peaceworks 188
Jonathan Pinckney
Jonathan Pinckney
Assistant Professor

My research interests include civil resistance, democratization, and peacebuilding.