PART I. 1. Introduction: The Shock and Awe of Moments of Mass Mobilization -- 2. Theoretical Framework for Comparative Analysis of Mass Mobilization -- PART II. 3. Mapping Moments and Movements in Ukraine and Eastern Europe 1920-2004 -- 4. Mapping Moments and Movements in Argentina and Latin America 1920-2001 -- PART III. 5. Setting Precedents: Medium-term Structural Factors in the Mobilization Process -- 6. Context is Only Part of the Puzzle: Short-term Structural Factors in the Mass Mobilization Process -- PART IV. 7. The Activist and Elite Interaction and Information Exchange Game -- 8. The Duty to Protest: Participation of 'Ordinary' People in Mass Mobilization -- 9. Conclusions: Understanding Revolutionary Moments and Movements -- Epilogue: It Happened Again: The 2014 EuroMaidan Mass Mobilization in Ukraine.
"Moments of mass mobilization astound us. As a sea of protesters fills the streets, observers scramble to understand this extraordinary political act by 'ordinary' citizens. This study presents a paired comparison of two 'moments' of mass mobilization, in Ukraine and Argentina. The two cases are compared and analyzed on a cross-temporal and an inter-regional basis, thereby offering two critical cases in response to assumptions that the processes and patterns of mobilization, and democratization politics more broadly, are region specific. This study challenges political science's focus on elites and structural factors in the study of political participation during democratization"-- Provided by publisher.