Societal Reactions to Social Movements in Elections in Asian Countries: An Overview of Democracy


  • Pang Sopheap Faculty of Social Science, Svay Rieng University, Cambodia
  • Sum Chantrea Faculty of Social Science, Svay Rieng University, Cambodia



Social Movements, Democractic Impact, Democracy


This study was conducted with the intention of presenting a comprehensive picture of the ways in which voters and political parties in Asia have reacted to social movements during the course of election cycles. In addition to statistical analysis, we made use of other research methods such as literature reviews, case studies, surveys, and in-depth interviews to arrive at our conclusions. It was found that social movements have had a substantial influence on both the political rhetoric and the results of elections in a number of Asian nations. It was found that people's responses to social movements are complex and varied, and that these responses change depending on the political and cultural atmosphere at the time. People's perceptions on social movements change depending on the climate at the time. The findings of the study also came to the conclusion that the use of social media and other forms of technology in social movements may have both positive and bad effects on the democratic process. This study highlights the need for more research on the influence of social movements on democratic processes in Asian countries during election times.


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How to Cite

Sopheap, P., & Chantrea, S. (2023). Societal Reactions to Social Movements in Elections in Asian Countries: An Overview of Democracy . Journal of Asian Multicultural Research for Social Sciences Study, 4(1), 44-51.