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Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions

Incisive grassroots account of the new global revolutions by acclaimed BBC journalist. The world is facing a wave of uprisings, protests and revolutions: Arab dictators swept away, public spaces occupied, slum-dwellers in revolt, cyberspace buzzing with utopian dreams. Events we … Continue reading

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Democracy in the Making – How Activist Groups Form

With civic engagement commonly understood to be on the decline and traditional bases of community and means of engagement increasingly fractured, how do people become involved in collective civic action? How do activist groups form? What hampers the ability of … Continue reading

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From Student Protests to Large Social Movements

Diverse groups have joined in an energised movement daring to challenge Chile‘s social order for the first time in decades. For over a year now, this revolt has been developing. Mass protests and general strikes have shaken the government, as … Continue reading

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The social psychology of protest

Social psychological research has taught us a lot about why people protest. This article provides a theoretical and empirical overview. Discussed are grievances, efficacy, identification, emotions and social embeddedness, followed by the most recent approaches, which combine these concepts into … Continue reading

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