Mass Mobilization Project

The Mass Mobilization (MM) data are an effort to understand citizen movements against governments, what citizens want when they demonstrate against governments, and how governments respond to citizens. The MM data cover 162 countries between 1990 and 2014.

These data contain events where 50 or more protesters publicly demonstrate against government, resulting in more than 10,000 protest events. Each event records location, protest size, protester demands, and government responses.

The MM data are geocoded, so locations are associated with latitude/longitude coordinates. Each event itemizes what protesters demand across as many as seven categories, including labor/wages, land, police brutality, political process, prices/taxes, removal of a politician, and social restrictions. The dataset also records up to seven types of government responses, including accommodation, arrests, beatings, crowd dispersal, ignore, killings, and shootings.

The Principle Investigators for the Mass Mobilization project are David H. Clark (Binghamton University) and Patrick M. Regan (University of Notre Dame).

The Mass Mobilization project is sponsored by the Political Instability Task Force (PITF). The PITF is funded by the Central Intelligence Agency. The views expressed herein are the Principal Investigators' alone and do not represent the views of the US Government.

Visualizations

Protests over Time
Types of Protests

 * Click on the figure you want to interact with. Protests over Time depicts (in separate tabs) protest type (violent/nonviolent) and yearly protest duration over time for the user-selected country. The figure also depicts the country trend over time and the world trend over time. Types of Protests depicts (in separate tabs) regional time under protest, regional demands, and regional level of violence (nonviolent, protester violence, state violence, protester and state violence).

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