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Literature Review on the Dynamics of Social Movements in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States Issues Paper Lucy Earle August 2011 1 GSDRC Emerging Issues Research Service This Issues Paper was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) through the Emerging Issues Research Service of the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC). The service addresses emerging priority agendas of concern to the international development community. For more information see www.gsdrc.org Acknowledgements The author would like to acknowledge the support of Anthony Bebbington and Sarah Maguire who have provided expert advice. The analysis of movements, stability and state-society relations in part four of the report is largely based on written comments provided by Anthony Bebbington. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) International Development Department, College of Social Sciences University of Birmingham, UK © University of Birmingham, 2011 2 Contents Executive summary ...................................................................................................................... 4 Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 8 Definitional issues............................................................................................................................... 8 Organisation of the report................................................................................................................ 10 Part 1: Prospects for social movement emergence in conflict-affected states and situations of fragility ...................................................................................................................................... 11 Social movements and instability

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