Ready for revolution—the psychology of protest

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May 1968 saw over a million people protesting on the streets of Paris. Some say it caused a social revolution, and things were never the same again. The process of protest has changed over the past fifty years and social media has had an important impact. What makes some individuals radicalise and take to the streets to stand up for their cause—while others remain on the couch? We look at extensive research on protest behaviour, and what makes community action effective.

Period13 May 2018

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  • TitleReady for revolution—the psychology of protest
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletABC Australia
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size30 minutes interview
    CountryAustralia
    Date13/05/18
    DescriptionMay 1968 saw over a million people protesting on the streets of Paris. Some say it caused a social revolution, and things were never the same again. The process of protest has changed over the past fifty years and social media has had an important impact. What makes some individuals radicalise and take to the streets to stand up for their cause—while others remain on the couch? We look at extensive research on protest behaviour, and what makes community action effective.
    Producer/AuthorLynne Malcolm
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/the-psychology-of-protest/9739256
    PersonsJ. van Stekelenburg