New at TRAFO Blog

16 March 2021

“When neighbors expect the EU to help them transform: Survey Data from protesting Belarus" – Blog entry by Bucerius fellow Stas Gorelik

Yet, the question of how international players can encourage or suppress protest mobilization has not been researched in earnest, neither in general nor in relation to the post-Soviet countries. International sanctions can help autocratic leaders boost nationalistic sentiment and organize rallies (Hellmeier, 2020), but international pressure can also make opposition believe that pro-democracy protests will be recognized worldwide (e.g., Grauvogel et al., 2017).