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The Spread of Protest Politics

Dieter Rucht

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780199270125
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199270125.003.0038

Series: OXFORD HANDBOOKS POL SCIENCE SERI OHPS C

The Spread of Protest Politics

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The article discusses the spread of protest politics, which was previously seen as an irrational outburst of the ‘dangerous classes’ that threatened the public order. The article briefly describes the different perspectives and theories on protest politics in the first part. This is followed by a presentation of the empirical findings on the patterns of protest, its determinants, and its effects. A summary of the main results is provided along with several concluding remarks.

Keywords: protest politics; perspectives and theories; empirical findings; patterns of protest; effects; determinants; main results

Article.  7394 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics ; Political Institutions

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