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date: 25 February 2020

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This article discusses contentious politics and social movements, specifically during the Philippines' turmoil of January 2001. It first defines ‘contentious politics’, and then relates it to social movement. It identifies the many ways of studying the dynamics of contention and ends with a study of democracy, violence, and several questions of the future of social movements.

Keywords: contentious politics, social movements, Philippines, January 2011, dynamics of contention, democracy, violence

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