Grievances and the Genesis of Rebellion

@article{Hechter2016GrievancesAT,
  title={Grievances and the Genesis of Rebellion},
  author={M. Hechter and Steven J. Pfaff and P. Underwood},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  year={2016},
  volume={81},
  pages={165 - 189}
}
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 only check—on authoritarian rule. Although mutinies in which crews seized control of their vessels were rare events, they occurred throughout the Age of Sail. To explain the occurrence of this form of high-risk collective action, this article holds that shipboard grievances were the principal cause of… Expand
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