On Social Networks and Social Protest: Understanding the Organizational Embeddedness of Large-Scale Protest Events

Dana R. Fisher
How do large-scale protest events differ across nation-states? Do social networks play different roles in different places and, if so, how do they matter? This paper compares the roles that social networks play in mobilizing participants in large-scale domestic protest. Comparing two relatively recent events in the United States and France, I find that different types of social ties did not play the same role in each country. Although personal and organizational ties played almost...
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