The politics of protest
Protestors often take to the streets and set up picket lines demanding political change. There is power in numbers. There’s more to the story of collective mobilisation than just making politicians listen. There is a dynamic between politics and protests that should not be overlooked. The EU-funded PPPCM project will examine the interaction between the party and protest fields. Taking into consideration that political parties can influence collective mobilisation, the project will examine how these effects differ cross-nationally and over time. It will also explore the mechanisms at an individual level. Analysis will yield fresh insight into how and why people mobilise and the role that parties play in this process.