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Comparing Protest Massacres
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A configurational analysis of 44 US mass shootings: 1975–2015
ABSTRACT This study identifies the conditions under which civilian shooter events in the United States become mass episodes of killing. Hitherto, researchers have examined many individual-levelExpand
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A Distinction Without a Difference? Examining the Causal Pathways Behind Ideologically Motivated Mass Public Shootings
This study utilizes crisp-set qualitative comparative analysis to assess 306 mass shootings. We compare non-extremist and extremist mass shooters according to characteristics that capture mentalExpand
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Antagonisms and the Discursive Sedimentation of American Gun Culture
This article offers a new critical viewpoint of American gun culture through the use of political discourse theory. I argue that the historical evolvement and position of guns in the United StatesExpand
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Repression, spontaneity, and collective action: the 2013 Turkish Gezi protests
ABSTRACT Scholars have identified various conditions that influence the formation of spontaneous collective action. Certain types of opposition strategies and geographic conditions make it likelierExpand
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Exogenous events and media reporting of mass shootings
ABSTRACT A growing literature has revealed that not all mass shootings are covered equally by the media. Thus far, endogenous and contextual characteristics of mass shootings have been causallyExpand
Mass shootings and their asymmetric effect on societal armament
Mixed evidence has been found for a positive relationship between mass shootings and civilian armament. This study suggests that the causal effect of mass shootings on subsequent societal gunExpand
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Tracing the State of Nature in Stephen King’s Under the Dome
Under the Dome (UTD) was originally published by Stephen King in 2009. Several years after the release of this 1,000-page novel, the story was forged into a television series. Its premiere duringExpand
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Adverse Repression and Social Transformation
When civilians rebel against their establishment; the state responds with its security forces, police, and other organs in attempt to quarrel public dissent. In some cases, repressive state responseExpand
Violence begets violence: Why states should not lethally repress popular protest
State repression committed upon political opposition is one of the most commonly reoccurring events in the age of the nation state. A popular question has been whether repression increases orExpand
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