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Does class matter in protests? Social class, attitudes towards inequality, and political trust in European demonstrations in a time of economic crisis

Hylmö, Anders LU and Wennerhag, Magnus LU (2012) 2012 SISP Conference
Abstract
In this paper, survey data from 60 demonstrations in 8 European countries is analyzed, to explore whether social class matters in political protest. Do different types of demonstrations mobilize different groups of employees/workers? And do social class matter for demonstrators’ attitudes about social inequality, welfare privatization and political trust—or do national context and/or the issue of the demonstration primarily shape these attitudes? This paper describes and analyzes the class composition of a wide range of demonstrations. Furthermore, the paper explores different conceptualizations of social class in the analysis, in order to evaluate their different merits and applicability when analyzing political protests.
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social class, class identity, political attitudes, street protest, demonstrations
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47 pages
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2012 SISP Conference
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  abstract     = {In this paper, survey data from 60 demonstrations in 8 European countries is analyzed, to explore whether social class matters in political protest. Do different types of demonstrations mobilize different groups of employees/workers? And do social class matter for demonstrators’ attitudes about social inequality, welfare privatization and political trust—or do national context and/or the issue of the demonstration primarily shape these attitudes? This paper describes and analyzes the class composition of a wide range of demonstrations. Furthermore, the paper explores different conceptualizations of social class in the analysis, in order to evaluate their different merits and applicability when analyzing political protests.},
  author       = {Hylmö, Anders and Wennerhag, Magnus},
  keyword      = {social class,class identity,political attitudes,street protest,demonstrations},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {47},
  title        = {Does class matter in protests? Social class, attitudes towards inequality, and political trust in European demonstrations in a time of economic crisis},
  year         = {2012},
}