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dc.contributor.authorGrömping, M
dc.contributor.authorSinpeng, A
dc.description.abstractThis study draws on theories of connective action and actualizing citizenship norms to explore online protest communication styles in hybrid social movements. We use a most-similar case comparison within a singular instance of large-scale anti-government mobilization in Thailand to investigate whether crowd-enabled elements of movements privilege a more “self-actualizing” communication pattern and how they interact with more formally organized movement elements. The results of a qualitative and quantitative content analysis of the posts of two Facebook pages are mixed, but do show that crowds use different language and – to an extent – more actualizing communications. They align their agenda with that of more formal social movement organizations, rather than steering away from them. This agenda-alignment is heightened during times of high-intensity and high-stakes mobilization. These results clarify the intertwinement of crowds and organizations in hybrid movements and suggest new avenues to measure connective action.
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Group
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Information Technology & Politics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInformation Systems
dc.titleThe “Crowd-factor” in connective action: comparing protest communication styles of Thai Facebook pages
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGrömping, M; Sinpeng, A, The “Crowd-factor” in connective action: comparing protest communication styles of Thai Facebook pages, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 2018, 15 (3), pp. 197-214
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gro.griffith.authorGromping, Max

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