Essays about: "protest"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 162 essays containing the word protest.

  1. 1. Digital Repression: Backlash or Deterrence of Dissent? : A quantitative analysis of the Middle East and North Africa region during 2000-2020

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

    Author : Perla Toubia; [2022]
    Keywords : MENA; state repression; digital repression; cyber regulation; dissent; mass mobilization; protest; information and communication technology ICT ; repression-dissent puzzle; backlash; deterrence;

    Abstract : Digital Repression: Backlash or Deterrence of Dissent? is a quantitative analysis of the MENA region between the years 2000 and 2020. By distinguishing, theoretically as well as empirically, between nonphysical and physical aspects of state repression, this study aims to fill an identified research gap and contribute to the literature on the repression-dissent puzzle. READ MORE

  2. 2. PROTESTING DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC - Motivations and choices made in the abortion law protests in Poland 2020

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Kajsa Urge; [2021-06-28]
    Keywords : Protest; movements; abortion; Poland; Covid-19; emotions; emotional response; community; women protest; threat;

    Abstract : This thesis analyses the motivations and choices made by participants and organisers of the 2020 Abortion Law protests in Poland. It is a qualitative study where the data was collected through interviews. READ MORE

  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. Anti-corruption and opposition in Russia: Digital media and rhetorical strategies of Navalny

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Institutionen för globala politiska studier (GPS)

    Author : Oscar Andersson; [2021]
    Keywords : Navalny; corruption; digital media; rhetorical strategies; critical metaphor analysis;

    Abstract : What were the main goals in Navalny’s political agenda and how did this influence his rhetorical approach? This paper explores how Navalny and his aspirants were disqualified as political candidates in Russian elections, and how this affected his approach to being focused on contentious politics as it became the only viable means to push for political change in the country. Two of his most viral videos are analysed to investigate the rhetorical strategies he used to set frames on the political elite, and the main answers revolved around corruption, theft, and the self-image of Medvedev and Putin. READ MORE

  5. 5. The elephant in the protest march: socially organised denial within climate movements at the UNFCCC

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; Lunds universitet/Humanekologi

    Author : Frances Mills; [2021]
    Keywords : UNFCCC; climate change; environmental activism; social movements; NGOs; cultural hegemony; NGOization; socially organised denial; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : In 2011, Kari Norgaard detailed how socially organised denial facilitates inaction on climate change, even among individuals who express concern. Here, I expand on Norgaard’s theory by exploring how a form of this denial could exist even among those who centre climate activism in their personal or professional lives. READ MORE