By Jon Gunnar Bernburg

even supposing the triggering impression of monetary crises on insurrection is a vintage sociological subject, crises have until eventually lately commonly prompted large-scale collective motion in constructing international locations. The antigovernment protests that happened in numerous ecu international locations within the aftermath of the worldwide monetary quandary introduced crises to the leading edge of collective motion learn in democratic societies, in addition to supply very important possibilities for learning how crises can set off large-scale collective motion. This quantity focusses on Iceland’s ’Pots and Pans Revolution’, a chain of huge scale antigovernment protests and riots that came about in Iceland in autumn 2008 and January 2009. The Icelandic case bargains an extraordinary chance to review techniques which could set off political protest in an prosperous, democratic society. The protests came about within the aftermath of a countrywide monetary cave in brought on by way of the worldwide monetary hindrance in early October 2008. whereas having nearly no culture of mass protest, Iceland was once one of the first nations to answer the worldwide problem with large-scale protest. the extent of public mobilization used to be enormously excessive (about 25 percentage participation cost) and the protests didn't cease till that they had introduced down the ruling executive of Iceland. utilizing qualitative and quantitative information, this quantity situates the protest in historical-cultural context and applies social flow conception to discover how the commercial drawback ended up triggering the protests, therefore supplying a step towards figuring out why the worldwide monetary problem has brought on public unrest in different countries.

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