Economic Inequality and Nonviolent Protest

  title={Economic Inequality and Nonviolent Protest},
  author={Frederick Solt},
Objective. Despite substantial theorizing, the relationship between economic inequality and participation in nonviolent protests has not been satisfactorily examined empirically. Methods. Using multilevel models of data from four waves of the European Social Survey, this article examines whether differences in inequality across countries and over time help explain people’s engagement in peaceful protest. Results. It finds that greater inequality reduces protest participation for all those with… CONTINUE READING

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