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category: peer-reviewed article

title |

Between rituals and riots: The dynamics of street demonstrations

author(s) | Bert Klandermans

journal | Mobilization

publication year | 2012     volume | 17     issue | 3

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abstract | In fall 2009, an interdisciplinary team of roughly twenty scholars from six different countries set out to collect data on street demonstrations. At the time of this writing, almost 70 demonstrations are covered and nearly 15,000 demonstrators surveyed, while we expect to cover an additional ten demonstrations in the future. Since 2009 the team has grown. The project now has more than thirty participants from nine different countries. Involvement has grown from a focus on the six original countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland) to now include scholarship on Italy, Mexico, and the Czech Republic. This special issue is a first report on the findings generated by what we believe is the largest comparative study ever of participants in collective action.

country project | The Netherlands

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