We present data on eighteen demonstrations against austerity politics. A distinction is made between demonstrations against the austerity measures governments are taking (11) and demonstrations against the governments that are taking these measures (7). In total, 3434 demonstrators completed a survey questionnaire inquiring about demographic characteristics, social and political embeddedness, mobilization channels, satisfaction with the way democracy works in their country, identification and motivation. We propose a theoretical framework for the comparison of participants in the two types of demonstrations. Employing anovas, manovas, and logistic regression analyses hypotheses derived from the theoretical framework are tested. With a proportion of correct classifications of 75.6% our model was able to satisfactorily account for the differences between the two types of demonstrations.
TAKING AUSTERITY TO THE STREETS: FIGHTING AUSTERITY MEASURES OR AUSTERITY STATES*
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Bert Klandermans, Jacquelien van Stekelenburg; TAKING AUSTERITY TO THE STREETS: FIGHTING AUSTERITY MEASURES OR AUSTERITY STATES. Mobilization: An International Quarterly 1 December 2016; 21 (4): 431–448. doi: https://doi.org/10.17813/1086-671X-21-4-431
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