Dimensions of Space and Time in Protest and Repression

  • Ronald A. Francisco


Until Charles Tilly’s (2000) paper, virtually no one addressed the concept of space in protest and repression. The same can be said of time. Perhaps both subjects are too mundane. After all, it is obvious that space is a prerequisite in virtually any dissent event; and protest occurs in time. The fact that the protesters were forced out of Chicago’s Lincoln Park (as opposed to the more spatially advantaged Grant park) at 11:00 pm during the 1968 Democratic convention has always been a matter for journalists, not scholars. In this chapter I follow Tilly (2000) in trying to make space as well as time scholarly matters. We deal first with space, then time, and finally attempt to integrate both. Starting from first principles of attitudes of dissidents and the state, I attempt to link Mark Lichbach’s (1995, 1996) Collective Action research program (CARP) through the spatial dimension.


Spatial Diffusion National Guard Hunger Strike Civil Disorder National Advisory Commission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. Political ScienceUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA

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