Terms of Engagement: How social movements influence government policy in a one-party state

July 5, 2019

Caitlin Wyndham, Phd candidate at the CEU Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations, has successfully defended her dissertation titled “Terms of Engagement: How social movements influence government policy in a one-party state”. Her supervisor was Violetta Zentai, CPS co-director and research fellow.

"The thesis has an intriguing and timely subject and it has had a genuine research puzzle right from the first moment: How do social movements of weak and marginalized people achieve success in a one-party and largely authoritarian state? This state is Vietnam, a country on the map of development studies and not that much of social movement studies, neither of sociology, political science, or policy studies. Caitlin has crafted not only an interesting and relevant inquiry for the above fields of studies but has engaged with the cross-cutting field of political sociology which, among many other contemporary issues, dwells on how and why relatively stable and non-democratic power regimes enact responses to wider societal needs and concerns." (by CEU PhD in Political Science)

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