This project analyzes the people who participate in large-scale protest events around the world: who are they, what motivates them to protest, and how are they similar and different? Currently, I am studying who participates in global days of action. By collecting data during the big days of action against climate change in fall 2007 in multiple countries, this study will help us to answer broad questions about large scale political mobilizations, as well as those about political engagement, organizational embeddedness and network connections among protest participants. Using an identical methodology in multiple countries on the same day of action to compare, data will provide comparable data about a global social movement.


Principal Investigator