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Book
The Ideals of Global Sport: From Peace to Human Rights

Dubrovsky D., Creak S., Skinner R. et al.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019.

Book chapter
“Shoulder to Shoulder Against Fascism”: Publics in Gezi Protests
In press

Arbatli E.

In bk.: Protest Publics. Toward a New Concept of Mass Civic Action. Switzerland: Springer, 2019. P. 33-47.

Working paper
Making Politics Attractive: Political Satire and Exposure to Political Information in New Media Environment in Russia

Chmel K., Savin N., Michael X. D. C.

Political Science. PS. Высшая школа экономики, 2018. No. WP BRP 63/PS/2018.

Navid Hassanpour's new book about leadership in contentious collective action

The book ‘Leading from the Periphery and Network Collective Action’ by Associate Professor of the School of Political Science of HSE Navid Hassanpour was issued by Cambridge University Press.

Political revolutions, economic meltdowns, mass ideological conversions and collective innovation adoptions occur often, but when they do happen, they tend to be the least expected. Based on the paradigm of 'leading from the periphery', this groundbreaking analysis offers an explanation for such spontaneity and apparent lack of leadership in contentious collective action. Contrary to existing theories, the author argues that network effects in collective action originating from marginal leaders can benefit from a total lack of communication. Such network effects persist in isolated islands of contention instead of overarching action cascades, and are shown to escalate in globally dispersed, but locally concentrated networks of contention. This is a trait that can empower marginal leaders and set forth social dynamics distinct from those originating in the limelight. Leading from the Periphery and Network Collective Action provides evidence from two Middle Eastern uprisings, as well as behavioral experiments of collective risk-taking in social networks.

Contents: 1. Mobilization from the margins; 2. Decentralization of revolutionary unrest: dispersion hypothesis; 3. Vanguards at the periphery, a network formulation; 4. Civil war and contagion in small worlds; 5. Peripheral influence, experimentations in collective risk taking; 6. Decentralization and power, novel modes of social organization; Appendix.