By Irving Epstein

The authors of this quantity handle a number of questions related to the character of sweet sixteen protest within the twenty-first century. via their use of a case research process, they remark upon the ways that formative years protest has been motivated via the digital and social media and review the effectiveness of protest actions, lots of which have been framed in response to neo-liberalism and kingdom authoritarianism. many of the authors extra remark upon the application of making use of social flow idea to investigate the character and personality of protest activities, whereas others situate such occasions inside of particular political, social and cultural contexts. The case reports concentration upon protest actions in Bahrain, Turkey, Iran, Cambodia, South Africa, China, Russia, Chile, Spain, and the united states, and jointly, they give a comparative research of a huge international phenomenon. In so doing, the authors additional deal with concerns related to the altering nature of globalized protest participation, its quick and long term effects, and the ways that protests have inspired a re-assessment of the character of inequality, as built inside academic, social, and political spheres.

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Hence, framing contests cannot be understood detached from their historical, cultural, and everday context. As long as these cultural resources differ among different groups, the resonance of collective action frames among these groups also differs (Gamson 1992). The protesters primarily constructed injustice frames that appealed to the grievances felt by educated, young, post-materialist youth. These societal segments perceived the laws and regulations passed by the JDP government as restricting their lifestyles, and the paternalistic language of Erdoğan as authoritarian.

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