Comparative Workshop on Mass Protests
Friday 13th - Saturday 14th June 2014, organised by Dr Tomila Lankina
Video debates with workshop participants:
Mass Protests and Electoral Fraud in Russia
Tomila Lankina, Associate Professor International Relations Dept, LSE and Rodion Skovoroda, Assistant Professor Nottingham University, discuss their application of the "last digit" fraud detection statistical technique to analyse the interaction between electoral fraud and mass protests in Russia, and why electoral authoritarian regimes should be wary of mass protests when they try to reproduce themselves through electoral fraud.
Social Media and Social Networks in the EuroMaidan Protests
Olga Onuch, Research Fellow Nuffield College, Oxford University and Joshua Tucker, Professor of Politics New York University discuss their new survey and online media use data obtained during the recent EuroMaidan protests in Ukraine, their ground-breaking techniques for analysing how new technology interacts with established "off-line" social networks and why policy makers across the world should take note of this research.
Revolutions and Roundabouts: The Spread of Protest in the Arab Spring
David Patel, Associate Professor Cornell University and Crown Center Brandeis University discusses his innovative research into how "squares and roundabouts" - elements fo the spatial layout of capital cities and people's collective understanding of urban spaces - help explain why during the recent wave of Arab uprisings mass protests happened in some states and not others.