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Nighttime mass protests in Ankara, Turkey, 8 June 2013.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Wins & Losses: Measuring Protest Effects

Thu., Mar. 17, 2022 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm


Speaker: Kimberly Turner, Postdoctoral Fellow, International Security Program/Nonviolent Action Lab

How can scholars and policymakers comparatively assess the "successfulness" of mass protests? The speaker develops an expanded typology of protest outcomes to score protest campaigns on their effectiveness in extracting concessions, the repressive action they face, and their net societal effects. Using Mokken Scale analysis, she finds that many campaigns are very effective in extracting new concession but may ultimately leave their societies worse off.

Everyone is invited to join us via Zoom! Please register in advance for this seminar: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkdOisqjIqG9S0IgercyoHoVJ5ulv6Racv