Outcomes of collective action: After the blockade, what next? (2016–2019)

If a democratic protest rally is ignored by authorities, does support for violence increase? If a turbulent riot attracts favourable media attention and concessions, does this increase the likelihood of future riots or undercut them? This research aims to answer these questions. It tests a new, theoretically integrative model of collective action and the intergroup dynamic, using a mixed-methods approach including experiments, small group research, and longitudinal field surveys. This project will provide an evidence basis for policy makers' debates about trajectories of radicalisation and deradicalisation, and for recommendations about engagement and negotiation of tactics for activists, political parties, and NGOs.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council