When to Listen to Protests?

Biedermann, Ferry (2023) When to Listen to Protests? Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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We live in a time of public anger, protest votes and street demonstrations, even in the relatively stable and well-off western democracies or what passes for them. But what’s remarkable is that the two most eye-catching mass protest movements of the moment, those in France and in Israel, are not focused on achieving radical change but instead are aimed at preserving a status quo that is being assaulted by elected governments. As such they can be compared to, for example, the British anti-Brexit protests or, as a writer in Israel’s Haaretz newspaper argued, the Polish protests against judicial reforms. Neither had much immediate, or even medium-term, impact.

Item Type: Other
3 April 2023Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2023 09:54
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2023 09:54
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14323

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