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dc.contributor.authorAidt, Tokeen
dc.contributor.authorLeon, Gabrielen
dc.contributor.authorSatchell, Maxen
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-08T23:30:52Z
dc.date.available2020-09-08T23:30:52Z
dc.identifier.issn0022-3816
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/310039
dc.description.abstractSocial unrest often begins suddenly and spreads quickly. What is the information that drives its diffusion? How is this information transmitted? And who responds to this information? We present a general framework that emphasizes three aspects of the diffusion process: the networks through which information travels, whether information about repression affects participation, and the role of organizers. We use this framework to derive empirical hypotheses that we test in the context of the English Swing riots of 1830-31. This was the foundational case in the study of unrest in social history, and our identification strategy relies on spatiotemporal variation particular to this historical period. We find that diffusion was significant and that information about the riots traveled through personal and trade networks, but not through transport or mass media networks. This information was not about repression; and local organizers played an important role in the diffusion of the riots.
dc.description.sponsorshipBritish Academy, Riots And The Great Reform Act Of 1832, (BA grant JHAG097)
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Press
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
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dc.titleThe Social Dynamics of Collective Action: \\ Evidence from the Diffusion of the Swing Riotsen
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationNameThe Journal of Politicsen
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.57128
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-09-03en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-09-03en
dc.contributor.orcidAidt, Toke [0000-0002-8319-6568]
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idBritish Academy (SG121870)
cam.orpheus.counter21*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2023-09-08


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