Peer influence on protest participation: Communication and trust between co-workers as inhibitors or facilitators of mobilization
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SourceSocial Science Research, 56, (2016), pp. 58-72
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Politicologie t/m 2019
Economische theorie en economisch beleid
Social Science Research
SubjectInstitute for Management Research
In this article, we investigate how communication and trust networks between employees affect participation in a strike. We analyze whether the strength of network relations is related to congruence in strike behavior using social network data on 59 Dutch workers. We find that private communication networks and trust networks lead to similar strike behavior. This finding indicates that networks not only promote protest mobilization but are also vehicles for demobilization, albeit through different network relations.
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