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

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): 346-360.

Bell, Sam, Amanda Murdie, and Dursun Peksun. 2019. “The Impact of Globalization on Women’s and Non-Women’s Protest.” Social Science Quarterly. 100(3): 604-619.

Casas, Andreu and Nora Webb Williams. 2019. “Images That Matter: Online Protests and the Mobilizing Role of Pictures.” Political Research Quarterly 72(2): 360-375.

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.

Biberman, Yelena and Turnbull, Megan. 2018. “When Militias Provide Welfare: Lessons from Pakistan and Nigeria.” Political Science Quarterly 133 (4): 695-727.