The Diffusion of Social Unrest

Picture of the Swing Riots

Guest post by Gabriel Leon-Ablan, King's College London. Social unrest often begins suddenly and spreads quickly. How does social unrest diffuse? Toke Aidt and I examine this question in two forthcoming articles in the Journal of Politics and in the British Journal of Political Science. Our starting point is that riots diffuse when information about them … Continue reading The Diffusion of Social Unrest