Project information

Collective Action and Protest in East-Central Europe

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Project Identification
GAP404/11/0462
Project Period
1/2011 - 12/2012
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Czech Science Foundation
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Social Studies
Keywords
collective action;political activism;protest;mobilization;East-Central Europe

The goal of this project is to bring and analyze data on collective action and political mobilization in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland. The project will yield a unique data set which will subsequently be made publicly available on the Internet. The tools of protest event analysis will be
employed in order to gather and analyze data. The most recent data we have on collective action in the Visegrad countries are from the first transition period of 1989-93, though they do not even include the Czech Republic. Given the fact that Central-East European countries have tremendously changed since
then, the pattern of collective action has most probably changed too. The project is expected to substantially question the received wisdom on post-Communist societies and politics. In addition, the project is designed to deal with three specific research problems: (1) the recent mobilization of radical
Right groups, (2) the influence of political regimes on collective action, and (3) the network properties of collective action.

Publications

Total number of publications: 3


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