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Grievances and the Genesis of Rebellion
Rebellious collective action is rare, but it can occur when subordinates are severely discontented and other circumstances are favorable. The possibility of rebellion is a check—sometimes the onlyExpand
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Will a Million Muslims March?
Presently, Islam in Europe has a weak and divided political voice. This article draws on collective action theory and the religious economies model to analyze Muslim interest organizations inExpand
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The Production of Social Order in the Royal Navy
Abstract : Mutiny is a high-risk form of collective action because when it is discovered, the penalty is often death by hanging. The dataset we have been collecting is unique in the study of suchExpand
Mapping the Production and Mobilization Functions of Collective Action
Collective action is a fundamental feature of human social life. If public goods are to materialize, social norms are to emerge, and social protests are to succeed, individuals must act jointly toExpand
The Genesis of Rebellion: Governance, Grievance, and Mutiny in the Age of Sail
The Age of Sail has long fascinated readers, writers, and the general public. Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad, Jack London et al. treated ships at sea as microcosms; Petri dishes in which largerExpand
Threat, Deterrence, and Penal Severity: An Analysis of Flogging in the Royal Navy, 1740–1820
Perceived threats to established social order can influence the willingness of those in authority to inflict punishments as well as the severity of those punishments. Our article explores thatExpand
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