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Plus rien ne sera comme avant - Nothing will be as before: Social movements and democratisation in Burkina Faso

Gjerlufsen, Maria LU (2017) STVK12 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This research, through a collective case study, explores how social movements in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, experience their influence on democratisation processes, how they frame this influence and whether the framings and experiences matter for who succeeds in claiming credit. Focusing on events following the popular uprising in 2014. The analysis is conducted using a thematic experience analysis of semi-structured interviews, drawing on the theoretical framework of social constructionist theory, the concept of ‘claiming credit’, and political process theory. It is argued that the movements experience and frame their influence differently as they have diverse targets and ways to tackle these. Furthermore, the new youth movements were... (More)
This research, through a collective case study, explores how social movements in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, experience their influence on democratisation processes, how they frame this influence and whether the framings and experiences matter for who succeeds in claiming credit. Focusing on events following the popular uprising in 2014. The analysis is conducted using a thematic experience analysis of semi-structured interviews, drawing on the theoretical framework of social constructionist theory, the concept of ‘claiming credit’, and political process theory. It is argued that the movements experience and frame their influence differently as they have diverse targets and ways to tackle these. Furthermore, the new youth movements were able to mobilise more people, however, it was the long-term awareness raising that allowed this mobilisation. Moreover, framings and experiences matter for who succeeds in claiming credit. Consequently, the movements experience their influence short-term through indirect mobilisation and long-term through direct change making. (Less)
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author
Gjerlufsen, Maria LU
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course
STVK12 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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social movements, democratisation, Burkina Faso, development studies, minor field study
language
English
id
8911086
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2017-07-11 18:16:52
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  abstract     = {This research, through a collective case study, explores how social movements in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, experience their influence on democratisation processes, how they frame this influence and whether the framings and experiences matter for who succeeds in claiming credit. Focusing on events following the popular uprising in 2014. The analysis is conducted using a thematic experience analysis of semi-structured interviews, drawing on the theoretical framework of social constructionist theory, the concept of ‘claiming credit’, and political process theory. It is argued that the movements experience and frame their influence differently as they have diverse targets and ways to tackle these. Furthermore, the new youth movements were able to mobilise more people, however, it was the long-term awareness raising that allowed this mobilisation. Moreover, framings and experiences matter for who succeeds in claiming credit. Consequently, the movements experience their influence short-term through indirect mobilisation and long-term through direct change making.},
  author       = {Gjerlufsen, Maria},
  keyword      = {social movements,democratisation,Burkina Faso,development studies,minor field study},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Plus rien ne sera comme avant - Nothing will be as before: Social movements and democratisation in Burkina Faso},
  year         = {2017},
}