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Democracy Uprisings Led by Global Youth, a new book by Gayle Kimball

Democracy Uprisings Led by Global Youth

Gayle Kimball, Ph.D.

Fall 2017 publication

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Who are Global Youth Activists?

Chapter 2: Recent Youth Revolutions Began in the Middle East

Chapter 3: Egypt’s 18-Day Revolution

Chapter 4: Turkey’s Gezi Park

Chapter 5: The Wave of European Uprisings

Chapter 6: Russia’s White Ribbon Movement

Chapter 7: China Human Rights Vs. The Party

Chapter 8: Prefigurative Movements in Latin America

Chapter 9: Youth Uprisings In North America

Other Books by the Author

50/50 Marriage (Beacon Press)

50/50 Parenting (Lexington Books)

Ed. Women’s Culture (Scarecrow Press)

Ed. Women’s Culture Revisited. (Scarecrow Press, 2005)

The Religious Ideas of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Edwin Mellen Press.

Essential Energy Tools book and 3 videos. (Equality Press)

21st Century Families: Blueprints for Family-Friendly Workplaces,

Schools and Governments. (Equality Press)

The Teen Trip: The Complete Resource Guide (Equality Press)

Ed. Everything You Need to Know to Succeed After College (Equality


How to Survive Your Parents’ Divorce (Equality Press)

Ed., Quick Healthy Recipes: Literacy Fundraiser (Equality Press)

Your Mindful Guide to Academic Success (Equality Press)

Ageism in Youth Studies: A Maligned Generation (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)

 Global Youth Values Transforming Our Future (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)

Tactics and Goals for Changemaking

Brave: The Global Girls’ Revolution

The Pattern in Global Youth-Led Uprisings

The template for global uprisings of 2011 and beyond is dissatisfaction with inequality is triggered by young people calling for protest demonstrations on Facebook. Often people don’t know who initiated the first call for a specific date because unlike previous protests, they’re not led by labor unions or political parties. They brand or sell the protest with slogans like “Enough!” They’re surprised at the large turnout on the streets. Police react with violence, photos and videos of the brutality go viral on the Internet, which mobilizes more people to come to the streets. Intensity builds. A new tactic is building tent cities lasting months, doing prefigurative politics with free co-op services. Sometimes the protests succeed in regime change, but they don’t have a coordinated plan for filling the power vacuum. With anarchistic anti-state leanings, some youth activists are reluctant to make demands of politicians they consider corrupt. Well-established organizations take over, such as Islamic parties or the military. The main legacy of the uprisings is consciousness-raising, to use the feminist term, a new belief that the people have power over their governments if large numbers express their anger.