Police infiltration of protest

Raphael Schlembach: How much will the public be told about Britain’s undercover police spying on political activists? Lord Justice Pitchford, who chairs the public inquiry into undercover policing, is due to make his ruling on the disclosure of evidence and protection of identity in …

Formal modelling, diffusion and radicalism?

This blog post reviews Törnberg & Törnberg’s recent paper in SMS, extending the analysis to ‘echo chambers’ and raising the possibility of competitive diffusion processes.

Report on Digital Activism Conference

What is ‘digital activism’? Towards the end of a full day conference discussing the social impact of new technologies, one attendee asked the panel…

Some Trends in Social Movement Scholarship over Four Decades

Kevin Gillan presents some trends in journal publishing on social movements, showing that despite the obvious regular themes in scholarship there is a great deal of diversity in work on social movements being published in a wide range of forums…


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