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Three Essays on Repression, Concessions and Collective Political Action

Chiang, Yunyu (2021) Three Essays on Repression, Concessions and Collective Political Action. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This dissertation analyzes when repression effectively deters dissent, and under what mechanisms do acts of repression and other regime responses vary by individuals in risky environments. Drawing insights from the literature on social movements and social psycho- logical research on collective action, I argue that repression’s effect is conditioned by the differing dissent strategy (nonviolent versus violent). I also examine how repression, in con- junction with concessions, impacts the mobilization of dissent. The findings are robust to potential endogeneity between government responses and mobilization. To probe the causal mechanism at the micro-level, I fielded an online survey experiment in Thailand during the 2019-20 pro-democracy demonstrations. The findings suggest that group efficacy may be an important mechanism linking exposure to repression and subsequent mobilization.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Chiang, Yunyuyuc79@pitt.eduyuc79
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairFinkel, Steven E.finkel@pitt.edufinkel
Committee ChairPerez-Linan,
Committee MemberDonno,
Committee MemberHayes,
Committee MemberCondra,
Date: 11 October 2021
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 3 August 2021
Approval Date: 11 October 2021
Submission Date: 19 September 2021
Access Restriction: 2 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 2 years.
Number of Pages: 154
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Political Science
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Repression, mobilization, political violence, authoritarian regimes, group efficacy
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2021 14:29
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 05:15


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