Author ORCID Identifier

Orcids: Kearns - https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7895-9129

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-25-2018

Publication Title

Studies in Conflict & Terrorism

Volume

43

Issue

11

First Page

941

Last Page

958

Abstract

Why would individuals engage in or support contentious politics? This question is challenging to answer with observational data where causal factors are correlated and difficult to measure. Using a survey-embedded experiment, we focus on three situational factors: grievances, risk, and identity. We also explore how individual differences in sociopolitical orientations—social dominance orientation (SDO) and right-wing authoritarianism (RWA)—impact action. Grievances influence engagement in and support for protests. Risk influences engagement in protest, but not support for it. Regardless of condition, SDO and RWA help explain why some people engage in protest while others do not, particularly within the same context.

Comments

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Studies in Conflict & Terrorism on October 25, 2018, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2018.1507790

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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