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Protest in electoral autocracies: a new dataset

Lankina, Tomila V. ORCID: 0000-0002-8303-1747 and Tertytchnaya, Katerina (2019) Protest in electoral autocracies: a new dataset. Post-Soviet Affairs, 36 (1). pp. 20-36. ISSN 1060-586X

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Identification Number: 10.1080/1060586X.2019.1656039


A growing literature explores the causes and consequences of dramatic political protests in autocracies. Yet, we know comparatively little about other forms of protests in these regimes. The Lankina Russian Protest-Event Dataset (LAruPED) facilitates the investigation of protest in Russia, a classic example of an electoral authoritarian regime. The data, which are human-coded, identify, in wave one, protests across Russia from March 2007 until 2016. Unlike other datasets, which focus on political protests, LAruPED covers a wide range of social and economic protests and imposes no limitations on the minimum number of protesters involved in events as a prerequisite for inclusion in the dataset. We introduce LAruPED and discuss how it differs from other data. We also present examples from work that leverages the dataset to show how the data could be used to explore questions of authoritarian politics, highlighting variation in the type of suppressed protests in electoral autocracies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2019 12:27
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2024 16:03

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