Patterns of protest participation are changing


  • Magnus Wennerhag Södertörn University


protest participation, social movements, normalization of protest


Since the late 1960s, participation in political protests has become more common in Sweden. Today, a large majority of Swedes have at one point joined a demonstration or would be willing to join a demonstration, and around six percent of the population participates in a demonstration at least once a year. This article uses survey data to discuss the changing protest patterns in relation to the country’s traditional corporatist political culture, with a focus on which groups participate in contemporary political protests.



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Wennerhag, M. (2017) ”Patterns of protest participation are changing”, Sociologisk Forskning, 54(4), s. 347–351. Tillgänglig vid: (åtkomstdatum: 29 november 2021).