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Fridays of revolution: focal days and mass protest in Egypt and Tunisia

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Focal days of protest are increasingly common to episodes of revolutionary mobilization. This paper explores the significance of focal days in patterning sustained protest in Egypt and Tunisia from 2011 to 2012. In Egypt, resource-poor activists exploited the confluence of worshippers on Fridays to mobilize mass transitory protest. This reliance on ritualized action hindered cross-sectoral coordination and meant mass protest often failed to inflict a direct economic cost. In Tunisia, there wa...

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10.1177/1065912919893463

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Sub department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Author
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SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Political Research Quarterly Journal website
Article number:
1065912919893463
Publication date:
2019-12-15
Acceptance date:
2019-11-01
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EISSN:
1938-274X
ISSN:
1065-9129
Language:
English
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1088498
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pubs:1088498
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2020-03-19

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