Aggressive Political Behavior: Predisposition and Protest Behavior. East and West, Then and Now

  • Meredith W. Watts
Part of the Blickpunkt Gesellschaft book series (BLICKG, volume 6)


The goals of this paper are to use recent developments in ALLBUS measurement to (1) compare our ability to predict protest predispositions as opposed to protest behavior, and (2) compare the factors associated with protest in the old and new federal states. We do this in two conceptual steps — the first is to articulate a model based on four domains of putative causal influence (we find measures in three of those domains). The second is to test a regression model that finds representative variables and test then in a fashion homologous to the theoretical scheme.


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