PRIO Workshop on Actors, Strategies and Tactics in Contentious Direct Action

Event date: 
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 06:19

Presented early stages of field experiment with social media.

Workshop on "Actors, Strategies and Tactics in Contentious Direct Action"

Time: 08 May 2014 - 09 May 2014
Place: PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This workshop is financed with support from COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) action ISCH IS1107 “European Network for Conflict Research (ENCoRe)”, the Research Council of Norway, and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).​

​NB. This event is by invitation only.

​​COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is Europe’s longest-running intergovernmental framework for cooperation in science and technology funding cooperative scientific projects called 'COST Actions'. With a successful history of implementing scientific networking projects for over 40 years, COST offers scientists the opportunity to embark upon bottom-up, multidisciplinary and collaborative networks across all science and technology domains. For more information about COST, please visit COST.eu.​

See COST.eu and ENCoRe.ethz.ch for specific information on ENCoRe/COST ISCH IS1107.

Read more about the Research Council of Norway (RNC).​

 

Program​
Thursday 8 May 2014

9.30 Coffee and welcome
10.00 Session I

Chair: Kristian Skrede Gleditsch​

Kathleen Cunningham* (Maryland) and Marianne Dahl* (PRIO & NTNU) 
Strategies of Dissent
kgcunnin@gmail.commdahl@prio.no

Lee Seymour (Amsterdam)
Acting Without Choosing: Strategic Choice and Non-Violent Resistance
L.J.M.Seymour@uva.nl

 

12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.30 Session II

Chair: Scott Gates

David Cunningham (Maryland), Belén González (Essex)*, Kristian Skrede Gleditsch* (Essex), Dragana Vidovic* (Essex), and Peter White* (Maryland)
One way or another: Regime claims and the mode of direct collective action
ksg@essex.ac.ukdacunnin@umd.edumbgonz@essex.ac.uk,draganavidovic@gmail.compbwhite@umd.edu

Julia Semmelbeck and Anna-Lena Hönig (Mannheim) 
The Cooperation Effect: Understanding Resources in Conflict and Protest Groups
anna.lena.hoenig@gmail.comjulia.semmelbeck@gmail.com

 

14.30-15.00 Coffee break
15.00-18.00 Session III

Chair: Erica Chenoweth

Charles Butcher* (Otago), Elvira Bobekova, John Gray, and Liesel Mitchell
Group Participation in Violent and Nonviolent Conflict: Social Networks and Contentious Direct Action
charles.butcher@otago.ac.nz

Sara Polo (Essex)
How Terrorism Spreads: Information, Emulation, and the Diffusion of Terrorism
smtpol@essex.ac.uk

Nikolay Marinov* (Mannheim) and Frank Schimmelfennig (ETH Zurich)
Does Social Media Promote Civic Activism?
marinov@sowi.uni-mannheim.de

Friday 9 May 2014

9.00-11 Session IV

Chair: David Cunningham

Marianne Dahl (PRIO & NTNU)
Military defection during non-violent and violent campaigns
mdahl@prio.no

Espen Geelmuyden Rød (Konstanz)
Mode of Goods Provision, Targeted Repression, and Collective Action in Autocracies
espen.geelmuyden.roed@uni-konstanz.de

 

11-11.30 Coffee break 
11.30-12.30  Session V

Erica Chenoweth (Denver)
Nonviolent Action and Civil War Termination
Erica.Chenoweth@du.edu

 

12.30-13.30  Lunch​
13.30-16.30 Session VI

Scott Gates, Ragnhild Nordås (PRIO)
Recruitment, Retention, and Religion in Rebel Groups
scott@prio.noragnhild@prio.no

Andrea Ruggeri (Amsterdam) & Stefano Costalli* (Catholic University of Milan)
Tactics in the Italian Resistance
Stefano.Costalli@unicatt.it

Håvard Strand* (University of Oslo) and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch* (University of Essex & PRIO)
Elections and Non-violent Direct Action​
hs@prio.noksg@essex.ac.uk