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date: 22 November 2018

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This article looks at social movements and democracy. It examines the theoretical perspectives on social movements, such as resource mobilization and the political opportunity structure. The current challenges of social movements are discussed in the second section of the article. Finally, the article concludes with a discussion of the place of social movements in political science.

Keywords: social movements, democracy, democratization, theoretical perspectives, resource mobilization, political opportunity structure, current challenges, political science

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