Can Violent Protest Change Local Policy Support? Evidence from the Aftermath of the 1992 Los Angeles Riot

  title={Can Violent Protest Change Local Policy Support? Evidence from the Aftermath of the 1992 Los Angeles Riot},
  author={Ryan D. Enos and Aaron Russell Kaufman and Melissa L Sands},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={1012 - 1028}
Violent protests are dramatic political events, yet we know little about the effect of these events on political behavior. While scholars typically treat violent protests as deliberate acts undertaken in pursuit of specific goals, due to a lack of appropriate data and difficulty in causal identification, there is scant evidence of whether riots can actually increase support for these goals. Using geocoded data, we analyze measures of policy support before and after the 1992 Los Angeles riot—one… 
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