Resource Mobilisation Strategies Retested

  • Billur Aslan Ozgul
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Young People and Politics book series (PSYPP)


The purpose of this chapter is to better understand how the protesters mobilised, co-ordinated and sustained the protests over the 18 days in the Egyptian protests. Tracing the different stages of the protests and the response of the state the chapter identifies the key actors, their efficacy in using ICTs and the reason for this technological capacity. This section also tests the relevance of resource mobilisation theory in the context of Egypt. The findings build on the current literature by showing that the effectiveness of ICTs not only depends on the past experience of the actors involved but also on the availability of organisations that provide facilities for the movement. The civil society in Egypt, along with political institutions, NGOs and human rights organisations, shaped the way in which ICTs were used in the Egyptian protests.


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  • Billur Aslan Ozgul
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  1. 1.Department of Social and Political SciencesBrunel University LondonLondonUK

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