Social Movement Studies

(The TQCC of Social Movement Studies is 4. 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
Refigurative politics: understanding the volatile participation of critical creatives in community gardens, repair cafés and clothing swaps16
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
Anti-nationalist Europeans and pro-European nativists on the streets: visions of Europe from the left to the far right14
Public opinion, media and activism: the differentiating role of media use and perceptions of public opinion on political behaviour12
Instagram and social capital: youth activism in a networked movement12
‘All I got is stones in my hand’: youth-led stone pelting protests in Indian-administered Kashmir11
The revolution will wear burqas: feminist body politics and online activism in India11
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
Proactive internationalization and diaspora mobilization in a networked movement: the case of Hong Kong’s Anti-Extradition Bill protests10
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
Urban movements and municipalist governments in Spain: alliances, tensions, and achievements9
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
‘We are all refugees’: how migrant grassroots activism disrupts exclusionary legal categories8
Professionals in Revolt: Specialized Networks and Sectoral Mobilization in Hong Kong8
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
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
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
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
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
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