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Acts of dissent : new developments in the study of protest

Author: Dieter Rucht; Ruud Koopmans; Friedhelm Neidhardt
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although living conditions have improved throughout history, protest seems to have increased to the point of becoming a normal phenomenon in modern societies. This volume examines how and why this is  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Acts of dissent.
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1999
(OCoLC)647534584
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dieter Rucht; Ruud Koopmans; Friedhelm Neidhardt
ISBN: 0847698564 9780847698561 0847698572 9780847698578
OCLC Number: 42391544
Description: 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Protest as a Subject of Empirical Research / Dieter Rucht, Ruud Koopmans, Friedhelm Neidhardt 7 --
I. Methodological Issues --
Studying Contentious Politics: From Event-ful History to Cycles of Collective Action / Sidney Tarrow 33 --
Methodological Issues in Collecting Protest Event Data: Units of Analysis, Sources and Sampling, Coding Problems / Dieter Rucht, Friedhelm Neidhardt 65 --
The Use of Protest Event Data in Comparative Research: Cross-National Comparability, Sampling Methods and Robustness / Ruud Koopmans 90 --
II. Protest and the Mass Media --
Electronic and Print Media Representations of Washington, D.C. Demonstrations, 1982 and 1991: A Demography of Description Bias / John D. McCarthy, Clark McPhail, Jackie Smith, Louis J. Crishock 113 --
Determining the Selection Bias in Local and National Newspaper Reports on Protest Events / Peter Hocke 131 --
Unpacking Protest Events: A Description Bias Analysis of Media Records with Systematic Direct Observations of Collective Action --
The 1995 March for Life in Washington, D.C. / Clark McPhail, David Schweingruber 164 --
III. Applications: Protest in Different Contexts --
"Plus ca change, moins ca change." Demonstrations in France During the Nineteen-Eighties / Olivier Fillieule 199 --
Radical Right Protest in Switzerland / Pierre Gentile 227 --
Comparative Event Analysis: Black Civil Rights Protest in South Africa and the United States / Susan Olzak, Johan L. Olivier 253 --
Event Analysis in Transitional Societies: Protest Mobilization in the Former Soviet Union / Mark R. Beissinger 284 --
Protest Event Analysis in the Study of Democratic Consolidation: Poland, 1989-1993 / Grzegorz Ekiert, Jan Kubik 317.
Responsibility: edited by Dieter Rucht, Ruud Koopmans, and Friedhelm Neidhardt.

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