Social Movement Studies

(The median citation count of Social Movement Studies is 1. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
New kids on the block: taking stock of the recent cycle of climate activism142
Street protests in times of COVID-19: adjusting tactics and marching ‘as usual’56
Politicisation beyond post-politics: new social activism and the reconfiguration of political discourse39
Climate change or what? Prognostic framing by Fridays for Future protesters38
Mutual Aid in north London during the Covid-19 pandemic26
Commons: a social outcome of the movement of the squares26
Brexit as ‘politics of division’: social media campaigning after the referendum24
Covid19 and protest repertoires in the United States: an initial description of limited change22
Time for change20
Opinion leadership in a leaderless movement: discussion of the anti-extradition bill movement in the ‘LIHKG’ web forum17
A “stylistic anti-populism”: an analysis of the Sardine movement’s opposition to Matteo Salvini in Italy16
Mock meat, masculinity, and redemption narratives: vegan men’s negotiations and performances of gender and eating16
Refigurative politics: understanding the volatile participation of critical creatives in community gardens, repair cafés and clothing swaps16
Anti-nationalist Europeans and pro-European nativists on the streets: visions of Europe from the left to the far right14
Instagram and social capital: youth activism in a networked movement12
Public opinion, media and activism: the differentiating role of media use and perceptions of public opinion on political behaviour12
The revolution will wear burqas: feminist body politics and online activism in India11
‘All I got is stones in my hand’: youth-led stone pelting protests in Indian-administered Kashmir11
Proactive internationalization and diaspora mobilization in a networked movement: the case of Hong Kong’s Anti-Extradition Bill protests10
From social mobilisation to institutional politics: Reflecting on the impact of municipalism in Madrid and Barcelona10
Making a deal with the devil? Portuguese and Finnish activists’ everyday negotiations on the value of social media10
Linking consensus to action: does frame alignment amongst sympathizers lead to protest participation?10
Urban movements and municipalist governments in Spain: alliances, tensions, and achievements9
Bringing grievances back into social movement research: the conceptual and empirical case9
Connective action or collective inertia? Emotion, cognition, and the limits of digitally networked resistance9
Transgressive protest after a democratic transition: The Kamour Campaign in Tunisia9
‘We are all refugees’: how migrant grassroots activism disrupts exclusionary legal categories8
Professionals in Revolt: Specialized Networks and Sectoral Mobilization in Hong Kong8
Interpreting Unrest: How Violence changes Public Opinions about Social Movements8
‘Everyone was questioning everything’: understanding the derailing impact of undercover policing on the lives of UK environmentalists8
Modelling the mediating effect of multiple emotions in a cycle of territorial protests6
Bringing the future into the present: the notion of emergency in the youth climate movement6
Protester-police fraternization in the 2013 Gezi Park uprisings6
‘Building future politics’: projectivity and prefigurative politics in a Swedish social center6
Aiming for Achilles’ Heel: A relational explanation of the ascendency of pro-nuclear activism in Taiwan, 2013-20206
The Swarm versus the Grassroots: places and networks of supporters and opponents of Black Lives Matter on Twitter6
Protesting the police: an analysis of the correlates of support for police reform following the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests6
Reactive, cost-beneficial or undermining legitimacy: how disempowered protestors explain their part in violent clashes with the state5
The politics of alliances. The making and breaking of social movement coalitions. Introduction to the special issue5
(Re)mobilizing labour. A lesson from recent labour struggles in Italy5
Strategizing post-protest activism in abeyance: retaining activist capital under political constraint5
Labor’s reversal of fortune: contentious politics and executive aggrandizement in Indonesia5
‘We hugged each other during the cold nights’: the role of affect in an anti-deportation protest network in Finland5
Imagination, decolonization, and intersectionality: the #RhodesMustFall student occupations in Cape Town, South Africa5
Politicizing Europe on the far right: Anti-EU mobilization across the party and non-party sector in France5
Connections result in a general upsurge of protests: egocentric network analysis of social movement organizations after the Fukushima Nuclear Accident5
PROFILE: Extinction rebellion: greening vanguardism?4
Unpacking the ‘anti-diet movement’: domination and strategies of resistance in the broad anti-diet community4
Slow justice: a framework for tracing diffusion and legacies of resistance4
Amplification, evasion, hijacking: algorithms as repertoire for social movements and the struggle for visibility4
What has become of the Indignados? The biographical consequences of participation in the 15M movement in Madrid (2011–19)4
Institutional actors’ participation in social movement: examining the roles of perceived damage to work reputation, collective efficacy, and communication patterns4
Caring Democracy Now: Neighborhood Support Networks in the Wake of the 15-M4
Diffusion of intersectionality across contemporary Spanish activism: the case of Las Kellys4
Reemphasizing rational choice in community mobilization: comparing case studies of mining in Southern Perú4
Identity as a barrier: claiming universality as a strategy in the Israeli vegan movement4
Mobilising around Europe: a conceptual framework and introduction to the special section4
The recovery of protest in Japan: from the ‘ice age’ to the post-2011 movements4
Doubt to be certain: epistemological ambiguity of data in the case of grassroots mapping of traffic accidents in Russia4
Arenas of fragile alliance making. Space and interaction in precarious migrant protest in Berlin and Vienna4
Prefiguration and the post-representational politics of anti-deportation activism4
Mobilizing precarious workers in Italy: two pathways of collective action intentions4
From another Europe to beyond Europe? Visions of Europe in movements4
Framing health and care: legacies and innovation during the pandemic4
The Copenhagen Experiment: testing the effectiveness of creative vs. conventional forms of activism4
Emotions and climate strike participation among young and old demonstrators4
Transforming urban democracy through social movements: the experience of Ahora Madrid4
Contentious gender politics in Italy and Croatia: diffusion of transnational anti-gender movements to national contexts3
When digital capitalism takes (on) the neighbourhood: data activism meets place-based collective action3
The leadership challenge: undocumented youths in social movement coalitions in the United States3
Our good is the public good – reframing the communication of professional groups. Anatomy of the resident doctors’ protests in Poland3
The temporal nexus of collective memory mediation: print and digital media in Brazil’s Landless Movement 1984-20193
Utopia, future imaginations and prefigurative politics in the indigenous women’s movement in Argentina3
LGBTQ activism in repressive contexts: the struggle for (in)visibility in Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey3
Social movements’ transformative climate change communication: extinction rebellion’s artivism3
Coordinating and doxing data: Hong Kong protesters’ and government supporters’ data strategies in the age of datafication3
Combining emotions: hope, anger, joy, and love in Israeli peace movements3
‘Vaccine passports equal Apartheid’: Covid-19 and parliamentary occupation in Aotearoa New Zealand3
Egypt’s 2011 uprising, subaltern cultural politics, and revolutionary weakness3
Demobilising far-right demonstration campaigns: Coercive counter-mobilisation, state social control, and the demobilisation of the Hess Gedenkmarsch campaign3
Cross-movement alliances against authoritarian rule: insights from term amendment struggles in West Africa3
Social movements as schooling for careers: career consequences of the Nashville civil rights movement3
The influence of social movements on policy change: delayed success in banning dog slaughter in Germany3
Doing and undoing gender: women on the frontline of Hong Kong’s anti-extradition bill movement3
Profile: Blending old and new repertoires of contention in Myanmar’s anti-coup protests (2021)3
Transgressing taboos: the relational dynamics of claim radicalization in Hong Kong and Thailand3
Did the pandemic spread populism? comparative study on the transformations of citizen movements in Chile and Hong Kong3
Organising outsourced workers in UK’s new trade unionism - emotions, protest, and collective identity3
Transitional justice for whom? Contention over human rights and justice in Tunisia3
Achieving Organizationality Through Authorship Affordances — A Communicative Episode of Telegram Polling from 2019 Hong Kong2
Climate crisis, neoliberal environmentalism and the self: the case of ‘inner transition’2
“The future of the internet hangs in the balance”: the perception and framing of political opportunity and threat in the contentious politics of data2
Anti-fracking campaigns in the United Kingdom: the influence of local opportunity structures on protest2
The rise of a new media ecosystem: exploring 15M’s educommunicative legacy for radical democracy2
Populism in abeyance: the survival of populist repertoires of contention in North Italy2
Workforces and local communities against corporate restructuring: a comparative case study of resistance to plant closures in Northern Spain2
Political party affiliation strength and protest participation propensity: theory and evidence from Africa2
Recasting solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic: a case study2
Targeted appeals: online social movement frame packaging and tactics customized for youth2
Defending democracy against the ‘Corona dictatorship’? Far-right PEGIDA during the COVID-19 pandemic2
Fields of contention as a prism: toward a nuanced role of parties and civil society actors in protest interactions2
Social movement–voter interaction: a case study of electoral communication by The People’s Assembly Against Austerity in the UK2
The causes, content and consequences of repression: A framework for analyzing protest control in the counter-extremism era2
Adversaries of advertising: anti-consumerism and subvertisers’ critique and practice2
A tale of two campaigns: understanding the role of short-term political context in Czech and Slovak counter/mobilizing on migration2
Invoking intersectionality: discursive mobilisations in feminism of the radical left2
Imagining sovereign futures: the marriage equality movement in Taiwan2
Fighting gentrification from the boxing ring: how community gyms reclaim the right to the city2
Repression and bystander mobilization in Africa2
The power of slogans: using protest writings in social movement research2
Learning democracy through activism: the global climate strike movement and Belgian youth’s democratic experience in times of environmental emergency2
Re-thinking solidarity movements as infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis: insights from Athens2
Strikes, general assemblies and institutional insurgency: explaining the persistence of the Québec student movement2
Close but not too close: opposition network strategy and democratization in Zambia2
Amplifying dignity in the neoliberal city: the Pobladores movement in Chile2
After the Protest: Istanbul Park Forums and People’s Engagement in Political Action2
The digital divide within the women’s movement in Ghana: Implications for voice and inclusion2
Leading with hearts and minds: emotion contagion in China’s online activism2
Conceptualizing the context of collective action: an introduction2
Politics of anticipation: Turkey’s 2017 Constitutional Referendum and the Local ‘No’ Assemblies in Istanbul2
Activism and affective labor for digital direct action: the Mexican #MeToo campaign2
‘Nothing about us without us’: organizing disabled people’s solidarity within and beyond borders in a polarized age1
Mutual aid and solidarity politics in times of emergency: direct social action and temporality in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic1
Affective dimensions and the psychosocial work performed by naked body protests1
Maintaining nonviolent selfdiscipline in hostile protest environments: evidence from the 2019 Baghdad protests1
Contentious Millennials and generational dimensions in contemporary social movements in Greece1
When activists speak law to powerholders: comparative insights1
Datafication and implicated networks of demobilization: social movement demobilization in datafied societies1
Assessing the effect of activists and their legislative allies in the amendment of bills in Chile1
Retweet solidarity: transatlantic Twitter connectivity between militant antifascists in the USA and UK1
Official framing—portraying the implementation of an unpopular policy as responsive governance1
“I’m sick of doing nothing:” how boredom shapes rape crisis center volunteers’ social movement participation1
The connective is communal: hybrid activism in online & offline spaces1
Black lives matter and imagined futures of racial dynamics in the US1
The political economy of the Spanish Indignados: political opportunities, social conflicts, and democratizing impacts1
What leads a movement to disband? Frictions within the Kopi Badati movement, Ambon, Indonesia1
Organize, Fight, Win: Black Communist Women’s Political Writing Organize, Fight, Win: Black Communist Women’s Political Writing , Charisse Burden-Stelly and Jodi Dean (e1
‘Institutions of governance are all corrupted’: anti-political collective identity of anti-lockdown protesters in digital and physical spaces1
Stir into flame: charisma in the US draft resistance movement1
The candlelight protests in South Korea: a dynamics of contention approach1
Fearful or fearless? The impact of fear on feminist activism1
PROFILE: Extinction rebellion in the Gambia1
The mobilising memory of the 15-M movement: recollections and sediments in Spanish protest culture1
Data in movement: the social movement society in the age of datafication1
#MahsaAmini: Iranian Twitter Activism in Times of Computational Propaganda1
The image as a site of transgression: the case of Beirut counter-visuality since October 20191
Reactionary democracy: how racism and the populist far right became mainstream1
15-M movement and feminist economics: an insight into the dialogues between social movements and academia in Spain1
‘Love is over, this is going to be Turkey!’: cathartic resonance between the June 2013 protests in Turkey and Brazil1
Reclaim, occupy, pillow fight!: movement continuity in the Urban Playground Movement’s Budapest scene1
Persistent chemicals, persistent activism: scientific opportunity structures and social movement organizing on contamination by per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances1
Based on a true story: the use of conversion stories in social movements1
Populism in the civil sphere Populism in the civil sphere , edited by Jeffrey C. Alexander, Peter Kivisto, and Giuseppe Sciortino, Cambridge, Polity, 2021, xii + 316 pp.1
Between community and sectarianism: calling out and negotiated discipline in prefigurative politics1
‘A proper environmentalist wouldn’t do that’: discourses of alienation from the environmental periphery1