FES | Federación Española de Sociología

XII Congreso de la FES

Taking to the streets in the shadow of austerity: a chronology of the cycle of protest in Spain, 2007-2015

GT 20 Movimientos Sociales, Acción Colectiva y Cambio Social

Autor/a
Martin Portos Garcia (EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE)

Programa:

Sesión de comunicaciones orales Franja 2 : MOVIMIENTOS SOCIALES, CAMBIO SOCIAL Y TRANSFORMACIONES EN LA PARTICIPACIÓN POLÍTICA II
Responsable(s): Angel Calle Collado (Universidad de Córdoba)
Tipo de sesión: Sesión de comunicaciones orales
Día: jueves, 30 de junio de 2016
Hora: 16:00 a 18:00
Lugar: S.Grados
Based on theories of cycles of collective behavior, this piece establishes a periodization of the cycle of anti-austerity and anti-political status quo protests in the shadow of the Great Recession that Spain faced, 2007-2015. More specifically, it tries to explain why the peak of protests persisted for long: radicalization was contained, institutionalization postponed and protesters’ divisions avoided. The crucial argument here, an innovation with regards to the classic theories of cycles, is that the high standards of mobilization persisted for a long time as the result of the issue specialization of a more general anti-austerity fight and the strategic alliances ––with varying degrees of formality–– that new civil organizations forged with the unions. For illustrating the longitudinal dynamics of the cycle of protest, we use original protest event data. 

Palabras clave: Análisis Eventos Protesta, ciclo acción colectiva, indignados, mareas del cambio