Preferences for the Scope of Protests

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dc.contributor.authorPellicer, Miquel
dc.contributor.authorWegner, Eva
dc.contributor.authorDe Juan, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:19:37Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:19:37Z-
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn10659129
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/13230-
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies a dimension of protest largely overlooked in the literature: protest scope, that is, whether protests seek large, structural, changes for a large share of the population or focus on small-scale improvements for small groups. We argue that this protest dimension is relevant for understanding the political consequences of protests. We show empirically that protests vary substantially in scope and that scope is not collinear with other protest dimensions, such as size, motive, or tactics. We explore drivers of individual preferences for protest scope with a survey experiment in two South African townships. We find that respondents made to feel more efficacious tend to support protests of broader scope. This effect operates via a social psychology channel whereby efficacy leads people to assign blame for their problems to more systemic causes.
dc.description.sponsorshipGerman Research FoundationGerman Research Foundation (DFG) [JU 2979/2-1]; The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The research for this paper was funded by the German Research Foundation for the project ``Local Conflict and the Local State'' (JU 2979/2-1).
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
dc.relation.ispartofPOLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY
dc.subjectefficacy
dc.subjectGovernment & Law
dc.subjectPERCEPTIONS
dc.subjectPolitical Science
dc.subjectprotest
dc.subjectSENSE
dc.subjectSOCIAL-MOVEMENTS
dc.subjectSouth Africa
dc.titlePreferences for the Scope of Protests
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1065912920905001
dc.identifier.isiISI:000514035500001
dc.description.volume74
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.startpage288
dc.description.endpage301
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-2014-0460
dc.identifier.eissn1938274X
dc.publisher.place2455 TELLER RD, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320 USA
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationPolit. Res. Q.
crisitem.author.deptFB 01 - Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften-
crisitem.author.deptidfb01-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidDeAl304-
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