Protesters have recently flood downtown Hong Kong, winning concessions and even adding to their demands. Experts say protests like these have proliferated around the world in recent years. But can they lead to lasting change? On this episode of WorldAffairs, Richard Youngs discusses his new book, Civic Activism Unleashed: New Hope or False Dawn for Democracy?, and what the explosion of global civic activism says about the state of citizen discontent.

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