Structure, Politics, and Action: An Integrated Model of Nationalist Protest and Rebellion

Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Vol. 12, pp. 1-39, 2006

39 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2011

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Gregory D. Saxton

Schulich School of Business, York University

Michelle Benson

State University of New York at Buffalo

Date Written: January 4, 2006

Abstract

This paper presents an integrated model of contentious nationalist activity, with structure, politics, and action assuming equal roles in an interdependent causal system. The model is tested using simultaneous equation systems on 130 ethno-nationalist groups from 199-298. The results confirm the vital, indirect role of grievances and group identity on protest and the powerful direct and indirect effects of political opportunity structure variables on protest and rebellion. Repression is shown to have a particularly escalatory impact on the conflict process.

Keywords: nationalism, ethnic conflict, protest, rebellion, social movements, domestic conflict

Suggested Citation

Saxton, Gregory D. and Benson, Michelle, Structure, Politics, and Action: An Integrated Model of Nationalist Protest and Rebellion (January 4, 2006). Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Vol. 12, pp. 1-39, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1738723

Gregory D. Saxton (Contact Author)

Schulich School of Business, York University ( email )

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Canada

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Michelle Benson

State University of New York at Buffalo ( email )

12 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14222
United States

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