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Title: Half a loaf is (Not) Better than none: How austerity-related grievances and emotions triggered protests in Spain
Author: Galais González, Carolina
Lorenzini, Jasmine
Others: European University Institute
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Keywords: Spanish citizens
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2017
Publisher: Mobilization
Citation: Galais González, C. & Lorenzini, J. (2017). Half a loaf is (not) better than none: How austerity-related grievances and emotions triggered protests in Spain. Mobilization, 22(1), 77-95. doi: 10.17813/1086-671X-22-1-77
Project identifier: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/CSO2010-18534
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Abstract: Demonstrations have become more visible across Europe since the Great Recession. To clarify the connection between crisis and protest, we open the black box of crisis-related grievances, suggesting a typology for this subjective phenomenon and addressing the mediating role of emotions on protest. Using panel data, we explore the dimensionality of thirty different items that Spanish citizens have claimed to endure as a consequence of the crisis, and then we test their potential of these grievances as triggers of protest. Results show that both financial deprivation and grievances related to worker-citizens' status and rights encourage protest activity. Crisis-related grievances trigger negative emotions, and curiously enough, both anger and anxiety boost protest. Our findings hold, regardless of political ideology, previous participation, or perceptions of self-efficacy.
Language: English
ISSN: 1086-671XMIAR
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