Needed: 5% Participation to Overthrow Crony Capitalism

Kerrigon, David
http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/11/needed-5-participation-to-overthrow-crony-capitalism/

Publisher:  Dissident Voice
Date Written:  18/11/2013
Year Published:  2013  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX15321

Erica Chenoweth, author of Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict, explains how to overthrow U.S. crony capitalism: “In raw numbers, movements generally achieve systematic change (i.e., in the +80% likelihood category) when they mobilize over 5 percent of the population. The Iranian Revolution, among the largest popular uprisings, achieved about 10 percent mobilization. In the US with 311 million people, this would mean between 15.5 million and 31.1 million people.”

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