Essays about: "protest"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 137 essays containing the word protest.

  1. 1. The double-edged sword? A quantitative analysis of authoritarian stability in the digital context.

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Daniel Pakzad Kasra; [2021-03-31]
    Keywords : Authoritarian stability; Modern Information and Communication technologies ICTs ; Repression;

    Abstract : Ever since its introduction the relationship between the modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) and authoritarian stability has been a topic of discussion. We have witnessed how the tools these technologies brought with them have been used to mobilize protest and topple dictators, at the same time we are seeing how authoritarian leaders use the technologies for the benefit of their own through enhancing surveillance and propaganda efforts. READ MORE

  2. 2. Undermining Resistance : State Repression in the Gezi Park Protests

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Nina Kaufmann; [2021]
    Keywords : Protest; Repression; Civil Resistance; De-escalation; Gezi;

    Abstract : This paper investigates how changes in states’ repression tactics impact the dynamics of civil protests. Research on the repression-dissident nexus has commonly studied repression as one concept, lacking disaggregation into its different types. READ MORE

  3. 3. Tracing Bolivia's Swing of the Pendulum : Tracing the process of popular resistance in Bolivia.

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för samhällsstudier (SS)

    Author : Emil Wenlöf; [2021]
    Keywords : Double Movement; Bolivia; Evo Morales; Social Mobilization; Popular Resistance.;

    Abstract : Policy regime shift through popular societal resistance in developing countries, advocating a state-regulated economic model, has been a frequent occurrence in the 21st century, during a period where neoliberalism has dominated the world market. Scholars have brought up the framework of double movement to explain these social, economic, and political changes from free-market regimes to state-controlled regimes, claiming that it is a societal reaction to the commodification of land, labor, and money. READ MORE

  4. 4. Voter Elasticity and Political Protest : A quantitative analysis in an American context

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Gustaf Westin; [2021]
    Keywords : Elasticity; swing voters; political protests; contentious action; United States;

    Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to study the relationship between prevalence of swing voters and the occurrence of political protest. Taking a Rational Choice approach, I hypothesize that fewer swing voters will lead to more protests, because it would incentivize polarizing behavior by political candidates. READ MORE

  5. 5. UNEQUAL PILLARS Examining Inequality and Protest Among Autocracies

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Clancy Karlsson; [2020-11-13]
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    Abstract : The goal of this thesis is to analyze the relationship of economic inequality to protest occurrence alongside other factors across autocratic regimes.Earlier work has done much to explore the diversity of autocracies and their policy outcomes. Others have examined how economic inequality may affect resources and grievances. READ MORE