Overview

The Political Violence and Political Protest Initiative examines the causes and consequences of violent and non-violent political activism.  Technological developments in communication and transportation continue to facilitate transnational activism in new ways.  As a result, non-state political actors play increasingly strategic roles in international relations.  The initiative considers the determinants of success for non-state political actors, as well as how governments interact with, and respond to, these new challenges.

Events
Recent Publications

Casas, Andreu and Nora Webb Williams. Forthcoming. “Images That Matter: Online Protests and the Mobilizing Role of Pictures.” Political Research Quarterly.

Han, Rongbin. 2019. “Patriotism Without State Blessing: Chinese Cyber Nationalists in a Predicament”, in Wright, T. (ed.) Handbook of Protest and Resistance in China. Cheltenham and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 346-360.

Conrad, Justin, Kevin Greene and Brian Phillips. 2019. “Government Responses to Militant Group Competition.” Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Heinrich, Tobias, Yoshiharu Kobayashi, Jacob Swanstrom and Justin Conrad. 2019. “Terrorist Tactics and Individual Information-Seeking Behavior.” Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.