What is it about?

This study is about the 'Colectiv' protests in Bucharest, Romania that spread in autumn 2015 and forced the resignation of the Romanian government. These protests drew on feelings of injustice due to corruption among the political elite.

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Why is it important?

The importance of this study rests on identifying how the urban space was used to scale up a meaningful challenge to the governing system by examining the evolution of these protests. We identify factors that mobilized participants and how these built and reinforced the developing movement.


The study emphasizes the importance of (capital) cities in incubating social movements, by providing spaces to organize challenges to institutional actors from the local to the national level.

Dr Remus Cretan
west university of Timisoara

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This page is a summary of: Corruption and conflagration: (in)justice and protest in Bucharest after the Colectiv fire, Urban Geography, October 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2019.1664252.
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