Political Protest in Western Europe

Exploring the Role of Context in Political Action

  • Mario Quaranta

Part of the Contributions to Political Science book series (CPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mario Quaranta
    Pages 21-44
  3. Mario Quaranta
    Pages 135-143
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 145-149

About this book


This book analyzes the individual and contextual determinants of protest politics in Western Europe. Building on different theoretical perspectives, from social movements theory to political behavior approaches, the author provides new empirical evidence on the patterns of protest politics. Readers will discover why some citizens are more likely to get involved in protests than others, and why levels of protest differ from country to country. The author illustrates that engagement in political protest is often rooted in the interplay of the protester’s individual characteristics and their home country’s contextual characteristics.


Democracy Political Behaviour Political Participation Political Protest Social Movement Theory Social Movements

Authors and affiliations

  • Mario Quaranta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceLUISS "Guido Carli"RomeItaly

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