Publication
Title
The complex agenda-setting power of protest : demonstrations, media, parliament, government, and legislation in Belgium, 1993-2000
Author
Abstract
We conducted pooled time-series analyses to assess how number and size of demonstrations affect the political agenda in Belgium (1993-2000). Taking twenty-jive issues into account, this study finds that protest matters for the political agenda setting. This study also advances scholarly understanding of the agenda-setting power of protest by showing that the causal mechanisms of impact are complex and contingent. The parliamentary. governmental, and legislative attention for issues is significantly and differently affected by preceding protest activities. The media act as an intermediary variable: media coverage emerges in response to protest and, in turn, affects the political agenda afterwards. Protests on some issues have more effect than on others: in Belgium, new social movements protests are especially effective in causing parliament and government to focus attention on the issue.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Mobilization. - San Diego, Calif., 1996, currens
Publication
San Diego, Calif. : 2012
ISSN
1086-671X [print]
1938-1514 [online]
Volume/pages
17:2(2012), p. 129-156
ISI
000305715800002
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 21.08.2017
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