Publications released: Working papers on 15M and Occupy movements

Publications released: Working papers on 15M and Occupy movements

The journal UOC R&I Working Papers published two working papers about recent cases of what is now known as “networked social movements”: one on 15M in Spain (also known as the “Indignad@s movement”), and the other on Occupy Wall Street in the United States. Both papers were co-authored, in alphabetical order, by CN&SC members Daniel Blanche, Antonio Calleja-López, Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, and Arnau Monterde.

The papers show the general results of an online survey examining the respondents’ values; feelings; ways of participating; media usage; and perceptions of change, either about the movements themselves or societies at large. The authors also explore the differences between those who reported having participated in the movements and those who did not participate.

The final goal of these two working papers was to share the overall results of the two surveys, which are shown in several tables throughout the papers. Following the project’s commitment to open access, the datasets are freely accessible for any interested user in analyzing in more depth the results of the surveys. The data are free to download at CN&SC‘s Technopolitics Unit website here.

Both working papers are a sub-product of the Balzan Project, a project that was made possible thanks to the second half of the 2013 Balzan Prize for Sociology assigned to Manuel Castells.

If you are interested, you can read an earlier summary of the results of the 15M survey (in Spanish).



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